Or. Admin. R. 635-065-0720 - Bows and Arrows - Requirements

Hunters shall use:

(1) Any long, recurve, or compound bow with 40-pound or heavier pull rating to hunt pronghorn antelope, black bear, cougar, bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goat, deer, or elk.
(2) Any long, recurve, or compound bow to hunt western gray squirrels.
(3) Only unbarbed broadheads at least 7/8-inch wide to hunt game mammals. Broadheads with moveable blades that fold/collapse when withdrawn are not considered barbed. Western gray squirrel may also be hunted with small game arrow points/heads.
(4) A long, recurve, or compound bow and shall not possess any crossbow while hunting within an authorized bowhunting area or season.
(5) Only a long, recurve, or compound bow during any authorized pronghorn antelope, deer or elk bowhunting season to hunt pronghorn antelope, deer, or elk.
(6) For hunting seasons designated as bowhunting, hunters shall only use the bows legal for the species being hunted. Bows may be used during game mammal seasons in which centerfire firearms are legal.
(7) Hunters shall not use any electronic device(s) attached to bow or arrow except lighted arrow nocks that have no function other than to increase visibility of the arrow and cameras that have no other function (such as range-finding) are allowed.
(8) Hunters shall not use any device secured to or supported by the bow for the purpose of maintaining the bow at full draw (Persons unable to comply because of a disability may be eligible for a temporary permit from the Department).

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 635-065-0720
FWC 123, f. & ef. 6-9-77; FWC 33-1978, f. & ef. 6-30-78; FWC 28-1979, f. & ef. 8-2-79; FWC 33-1980, f. & ef. 6-30-80; FWC 6-1981, f. & ef. 1-23-81; FWC 11-1981, f. & ef. 3-31-81; FWC 20-1981, f. & ef. 6-19-81; FWC 21-1982, f. & ef. 3-31-82; FWC 37-1982, f. & ef. 6-25-82; FWC 15-1983, f. & ef. 4-19-83; FWC 28, f. & ef. 7-8-83; FWC 34-1984, f. & ef. 7-24-84; FWC 35-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86; FWC 11-1987, f. & ef. 3-6-87; FWC 41-1987, f. & ef. 7-6-87; FWC 15-1989, f. & cert. ef. 3-28-89; FWC 63-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89; FWC 24-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-90; FWC 20-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 49-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 92-1999, f. 12-8-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 121-2001, f. 12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 118-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 122-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 128-2005, f. 12-1-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 127-2006, f. 12-7-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 125-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-7-09; DFW 58-2012, f. &cert. ef. 6-11-12; DFW 18-2016, f. & cert. ef. 3/21/2016; DFW 24-2018, amend filed 02/16/2018, effective 2/16/2018; DFW 27-2019, amend filed 03/11/2019, effective 3/11/2019; DFW 6-2020, amend filed 01/17/2020, effective 01/17/2020; DFW 9-2020, amend filed 01/28/2020, effective 1/28/2020; DFW 63-2020, amend filed 05/22/2020, effective 5/22/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

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