Tennessee man pleads not guilty in North Dakota hunting case
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.
Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com