Tennessee man charged for guiding unlicensed hunts in North Dakota

Published: Oct. 3, 2018 at 5:12 PM CDT
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The preliminary hearing for a Tennessee man charged in Divide County with seven counts of exploitation of wildlife has been set for Nov. 9.

The documents show 27-year-old Randall Scott Layman was charged last November for guiding people on hunts in North Dakota without having a license.

Divide County law enforcement says in the affidavit that witnesses found Layman through advertised guide services on Facebook and Instagram.

A search warrant for Layman's cell phone revealed he'd been guiding hunts in North Dakota since at least June 2014.

Law enforcement lists 32 people that were clients of Laymen from 2016 through 2017.

One witness told law enforcement Layman charged $1,000 dollars to take a person on a hunt. Besides guiding hunts illegally, Layman is also accused of hunting and transporting mule deer out of season, shooting a firearm without a valid license, killing the wrong species, using a rifle rather than a bow and arrow and exceeding the possession limit on game bird.