Currently in the state of Oregon, it is illegal for anyone to hunt with a crossbow. This law should be repealed because crossbows enable injured and disabled hunters to bow hunt.
Unlike a compound bow, a crossbow can easily be shot from the seated position in a wheelchair.
Crossbows can also be mounted on tripods and swivel mounts, which enables one-armed hunters to steadily aim them.
As hunters age, it becomes challenging to maintain the upper body strength required to draw a compound bow. This fact makes the crossbow increasingly popular with aging hunters.