Back in June, when several hundred people gathered in Oquossoc for the annual moose permit lottery, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife staffers said they had been contacted by many parents who were interested in having their children meet a real, live Maine game warden.
The reason: “North Woods Law,” the Animal Planet TV show that features wardens, has piqued the interest of kids (and adults) across the state.
The warden stars of the show will appear at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday.
According to the news release, several of the featured wardens will be on hand, as will be a couple of their K9 partners. The wardens will explain more about themselves and their jobs.
The wardens who will appear: Rick LaFlamme, Jonathan Parker, Alan Curtis (with his K9, Cruzer), Kris MacCabe (with his K9, Morgan), and Warden Sgt. Tim Spahr.
The DIF&W will provide special items for children and will give kids the chance to get autographs and photos with the wardens. A note to parents: Bring your camera.
There will be no added cost to meet the wardens, but regular park admission rates apply.
Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5 for ages 5-12; $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are charged $3.50 per person.
If you’re a fan of “North Woods Law,” you’re probably already aware that film crews from Engel Entertainment are currently filming the second season of the show, featuring the game wardens that were introduced last year and some new faces.
As soon as we hear more information about when the new season will start, we’ll pass that along to you.