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Tennessee man pleads not guilty in North Dakota hunting case

November 13, 2018

CROSBY, N.D. (AP) — A Tennessee man accused of illegally acting as a hunting guide in North Dakota for several years has pleaded not guilty.

Twenty-six-year-old Randal Layman Jr., of Fayetteville, Tennessee, faces seven felony counts of exploiting wildlife that together carry a maximum punishment of 35 years in prison and $70,000 in fines.

Investigators from the Divide County Sheriff’s Office and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department allege Layman has been charging clients $1,000 for guided hunts since at least 2014, even though he’s not a licensed guide.

The Minot Daily News reports trial was not immediately scheduled.

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Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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