Town takes aim at wild turkeys (3)
The Jefferson City Council recently deemed the turkeys a nuisance.
"We've received complaints for the last several years that the wild turkeys in town were becoming aggressive and destructive of private property," said Gregg Gorthy, the city's planner.
Now the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will survey the damage. If they agree the turkeys are a problem, the agency will issue the city permits allowing police officers to shoot and kill the turkeys.
"ODFW will only issue tags up to 10," Gorthy said. "If and when we fill those tags, and if we want more, we can call them and ask for more."