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Commentary: U.S. Fish & Wildlife changes policy on use of armed personnel after complaints at Cramer town hall

A man speaks at a town hall hosted by Congressman Kevin Cramer to facilitate a discussion with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

At a recent town hall event a number of people stood to complain about being intimidated by armed federal agents who come to discuss conservation easements on their property.

Here’s a short video, sent out today in a press release from Congressman Kevin Cramer’s office, showing farmers and representatives of farming interests speaking about the issue at a September 2017 town hall with the Fish & Wildlife Service. They said it’s hard to deal with federal agents who are armed and wearing body armor to routine meetings about easements.

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