Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward meets with Ammon Bundy at a remote location outside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, near Burns, Ore. Three Oregon sheriffs met Thursday with the leader of an armed group occupying a federal wildlife refuge and asked them to leave, after residents made it clear they wanted them to go home. Ward said via Twitter that he asked Bundy to respect the wishes of residents.  Ward said the two sides planned to talk again Friday. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

Sheriffs meet with leaders of Oregon refuge occupation

To try to persuade them to end their occupation of a federal wildlife refuge after many local residents made it plain that’s what they want.