By Associated Press • 

Shutdown delays decision on crossbow hunting

MEDFORD — Oregon fish and wildlife commissioners had to delay action on whether to allow disabled people to hunt deer with crossbows because of the partial shutdown of the federal government.

Meeting in Newport on Tuesday, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission had hoped to hear from the American s With Disabilities Act coordinator from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but the shutdown meant the person could not attend.

The Mail Tribune reports the issue was postponed to the Dec. 6 meeting in Portland at the earliest.

Many states with stronger deer populations than Oregon allow hunting for deer with crossbows, but Oregon only allows them for non-game animals like nutria and coyotes.

Disabled hunters came to the commission asking the rules be changed.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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