We can hunt 30 mins before and after sun set. I'll agree most of the time if you watch the time, your borderline poaching if not poaching. If your hunting a field during a clear sky. I heard of a guy the DNR busted because they saw his lighted nock from a distance. That was in flight after legal shooting times. He was using a vertical bow to boot. So no good glass.Again explain to me how identifying an animal makes any conceivable difference when you cannot legally shoot him? And two if you can legally shoot him then it's bright enough any binocular will do.
But there is different places we hunt like under the canopy early season. I have hunted until dark in the early woods, only to walk out into a field and could still see to shoot and be legal shooting times. Then there cloudy rainy days like this morning. Its 6:07 sunrise is 6:27 and it's still dark. i can legally shoot right now but i can't see. Yesterday i could have borderline or poached by now.
Its 12 mins after now and still dark .