Man accused of illegally guiding hunting tours


A man faces 35 years in jail after he’s accused of leading guided hunting tours illegally in North Dakota.
Randal Layman faces 7 Class C felony charges of Exploitation of Wildlife in Divide County.

The charges stem back to October of 2017 when law enforcement say Layman was founding guiding a group of hunters who were paying $1,000 per person for the experience.
Layman does not have a North Dakota license to guide in the state, and never has according to a court affidavit.

Layman who advertises himself as Elk River Outfitters, owns the company in Tennessee according to law enforcement.
The Divide County Sheriff’s office says they’ve found information showing Layman has been doing tours in North Dakota since at least 2014.

A court affidavit says Layman was also found with a mule deer hunted out of season and without a license.
He was also found being over the possession limit with ducks and Sandhill cranes.

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