The key during any hunting, but night hunting in particular, is good image recognition. This cannot be stressed enough. I have heard of so many tragic cases, because the hunter took a potato thief for a boar, a drunkard who mistook the roads and wandered around the field on his knees or even a fellow hunter who appeared unexpectedly. The object must be clear and recognizable!
That is why the most important element of the equipment is good and bright binoculars, preferably one of the 8x56 classics. Recently, of course, a wonderful tool are thermal imaging cameras that allow you not only to recognize an object, but also to see it from a distance, even when there is not enough light and contrast.
The second most important thing is the rifle scope. Thanks to it, after recognizing the game, an ethical and effective shot will be possible. And this one is, for obvious reasons, much more difficult than during a day. Therefore, it is impossible to underestimate the importance