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A screen capture of video posted on YouTube on April 9, 2014 shows stun guns drawn on protesters in dispute with Bureau of Land Management agents. (Source: YouTube/GMN Telemedia) A screen capture of video posted on YouTube on April 9, 2014 shows stun guns drawn on protesters in dispute with Bureau of Land Management agents. (Source: YouTube/GMN Telemedia)
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BUNKERVILLE, NV (FOX5) -

A clash between Bureau of Land Management agents and protesters aimed at stopping the federal agency from taking cattle off a Clark County rancher's land resulted in a stun gun being used on the crowd.

In a YouTube video posted on Wednesday, the agents are seen with stun guns drawn and several protesters shouting for them to leave an area near Bunkerville, NV, which is located about 80 miles northeast of the Las Vegas Valley.

The clash becomes heated as protesters get closer to agents in the video. During the clip, stun guns are heard being used, though, it wasn't clear if anyone was stunned.

WATCH: Bunkerville, NV clash between BLM, protesters (WARNING: Graphic images, language)

The brush-up was part of an ongoing legal fight between BLM and rancher Cliven Bundy, whose cattle have been grazing on land in the rural area in southern Nevada. Bundy claims the cattle have been grazing on that land throughout his family's history since the 1800s.

He also claims to own upward of 900 cattle.

The Bureau of Land Management, though, says the cattle have been trespassing on federal land that happens to also be home to an endangered desert tortoise. In addition, the BLM has pressed Bundy to pay grazing fees for the cattle, which is something the agency says he has refused to do for about 20 years.

Those fees have reached a total of $1.1 million over the years.

In the last two weeks, armed agents surrounded Bundy's land and removed hundreds of cattle, with plans to possibly auction the livestock.

The agents seen in the YouTube video were assigned to protect the roundup, according to reports.

Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-NV, criticized the government's handling of the round-up.

"No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists, nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans," Sandoval said on Wednesday.

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