Tag Archives: Maine game wardens

Scoop up a classic Maine combo: ‘North Woods Law’ and Gifford’s Ice Cream

Maine Game Warden Kris MacCabe and his K9 partner, Morgan, will be on hand to help celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Skowhegan Gifford's Famous Ice Cream stand on July 29. (Photo courtesy of Emily MacCabe)

Many Mainers love their Gifford’s ice cream — in fact, in towns that are lucky enough to have one of the five family-owned ice cream stands, ice cream lovers eagerly await their season opening, and often stand in line despite the fact that the weather sometimes doesn’t scream “ice cream.” And over the past few […]

Yes, the critters are cute. But leave them alone

Maine game warden Kristopher MacCabe feeds Pedialyte to a baby deer at his western Maine home on June 4, 2012. The deer had been presumed abandoned by a local resident and delivered to the MacCabes. It later died. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife urges people to leave wildlife alone; many times, baby animals are left on their own by their mother for hours at a time, but return after foraging. Photo courtesy of Emily MacCabe.

It’s hard to resist a cute baby animal. And when hikers or homeowners see those fuzzy little critters — apparently alone, and obviously in need of human help — they often do the worst thing possible. They intervene. Maine game warden Kris MacCabe has some first-hand knowledge on the matter. Back in 2012, I shared […]

Summer option for young ‘North Woods Law’ fans: Camp North Woods

Maine Game Wardens featured in the Animal Planet TV show "North Woods Law" pose for a photo in front of the Maine Warden Service mobile command vehicle on April 5, 2012. Pictured are Jonathan Parker (left), Kim Bates, Sgt. Tim Spahr, Kristopher MacCabe and Josh Bubier. (BDN Photo by John Holyoke)

If your child is a huge fan of the Animal Planet TV show “North Woods Law” and can’t stop talking about the exploits of the Maine game wardens who serve as its stars, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has got some great news for you. The department will unveil Camp North Woods […]

Try again: ‘North Woods Law’ debut bumped forward one more time

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: ‘North Woods Law,’ the hit Animal Planet TV show, will return for it second season. Soon. In fact, it’s coming back sooner than I told you two weeks ago. It’s even coming back sooner than I told you a week ago. Yes, Animal Planet has changed its schedule […]

‘North Woods Law’ second season starts Jan. 31

Ever since “North Woods Law” made its Animal Planet debut last year, I’ve been fielding calls and emails from fans of the TV show that focuses on the work done by Maine game wardens. And since the initial six-show run ended, the top question has been pretty straight-forward: When can we expect to see new […]

Meet the wardens of ‘North Woods Law’ at the Maine Wildlife Park

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 […]