The group said Harney County residents alerted them to the cameras, about 15 miles from the refuge, which they claim were being used to monitor their comings and goings.
“We don’t like being spied on,” Randy Bundy said.
The removal of the cameras Friday came on the same day that one protester was arrested after leaving the wildlife refuge in a stolen van.
Kenneth Medenbach, 62, was arrested Friday by Oregon State Police with one of two vehicles stolen from the occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge apparently will face federal charges for violating terms of his release on a previous trespass encampment on federal property in southern Oregon, officials said.
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