‘North Woods Law’ star wins a moose permit, dons antlers

When 3,095 moose permits were awarded to lucky applicants in Presque Isle on Saturday afternoon, Maine game warden Kris MacCabe was among the hopeful prospective hunters in attendance.

If you’re a fan of “North Woods Law,” the Animal Planet TV show that focuses on the Maine Warden Service, you’re likely familiar with MacCabe.

You might even be aware that some rabid fans of the show think the young warden is a good-looking fellow, and refer to him as “MacBabe.”

On Saturday, MacCabe was one of the fortunate: His name emerged from the cyber-hopper, and he’ll be heading on a moose hunt of his own this fall … if, that is, his superiors grant him the time off.

After learning the good news, the off-duty MacCabe was in a good mood, and even donned a set of paper antlers that many of the the younger audience members were wearing.

Important outdoor news? Hardly.

But since our readers have let us know how much they enjoy all things “North Woods Law,”

Fresh off winning a moose permit on Saturday, off-duty warden Kris MacCabe sports a pair of antlers in celebration. (BDN photo by John Holyoke)

Fresh off winning a moose permit on Saturday, off-duty warden Kris MacCabe sports a pair of antlers in celebration. (BDN photo by John Holyoke)

here’s a photo of the antlered MacCabe.

I have a feeling that this photo may come back to haunt the good-natured warden. Who knows? Someone may even dig it out at his retirement party many years from now.

Seriously, though: Here’s hoping MacCabe and his father have a great hunt this fall.

And good luck to all the moose hunters who earned their permits this year.

As for the rest of us: Maybe next year!

 

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John Holyoke

About John Holyoke

John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. Today, he's the Outdoors editor for the BDN, a job that allows him to meet up with Maine outdoors enthusiasts in their natural habitat. The stories he gathers provide fodder for his columns, and this blog.