The state of Oregon does NOT recognize the crossbow as a legal weapon.
This Jan.10, in Salem OR. there will be a meeting of the ODF&W Commission at which this topic will be addressed. Those interested in supporting this effort to change the rules should either plan to attend the meeting or voice their interest via emails to the ODF&W Commission.
, or call Roxie Borisch at 503-947-6314.
As a disabled hunter myself I support the effort to change these rules as Oregon is one of the only states without some provision for crossbow use.
The opposition seems to mostly from the traditional archers groups.