Man Charged With Guiding Unlicensed Hunts in North Dakota
A Tennessee man is being charged with seven counts of exploiting wildlife in North Dakota. His preliminary hearing is set for November 9th.
As reported by KFYR, Randall Scott Layman has been charged with guiding people on hunts in North Dakota while not having a license. Witnesses found that the 27-year old Layman was posting his advertised guide services on social media through Facebook and Instagram. Affidavits in the hands of Divide County law enforcement confirmed the witnessed accounts.
A search warrant was issued for Layman's cell phone, where it was discovered that since 2014, he's been guiding hunts in North Dakota. In 2016 and 2017, Layman guided at least 32 people on unlicensed guide hunts, according to law enforcement.
Layman has also been accused of shooting a firearm without a valid license, as well as hunting and transporting mule deer out of season, killing the wrong species, exceeding the possession limit on game bird, and using a rifle opposed to a bow and arrow.