JEFFERSON, Ore. (AP) -- Jefferson is a Willamette Valley town of more than 3,000 humans and 50 to 60 wild turkeys, but that mix is coming to an end.

The Albany Democrat-Herald ( reports the City Council has passed an ordinance to regulate domestic animals and banish wild ones to beyond the city limits.

That includes wild turkeys, whose numbers are growing in Oregon, resulting in complaints about messy lawns and damaged gardens.

A Jefferson resident, Lori Hayhurst, is trying to organize residents to trap and remove the birds to a rural site.

City officials say it's fine if she can make some progress toward removing the animals.

But the ordinance gives the city authority to arrange for state permits, and a Marion County deputy is authorized to start a turkey shoot on Monday.

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