GRAY, Maine — Maine game wardens who star on the Animal Planet TV show “North Woods Law” will be available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Maine Wildlife Park, off Route 26 in Gray. Sept. 28 is National Hunting and Fishing Day.
Visitors to the park will have the opportunity to meet several of the Game Wardens who have appeared on North Woods Law, and a couple of their K9s, to learn more about them and their job. There will be some special items for the kids, autographs will be signed, and make sure to bring your cameras to have photos taken with the stars. The Warden Service OGT ‘Wall of Shame’, Dive Trailer, Airboat and other special equipment will be on display. There is no extra fee for this special event, however regular park admission will apply.
Animal Planet is filming a third season of North Woods Law here in Maine, featuring both current and new Maine Game Wardens, for exciting new shows about Maine and the dangerous jobs of our Game Wardens.
Game wardens in the morning session will be: Tim Spahr, Jonathan Parker, Dan Carroll, Scott Thrasher and Kris MacCabe with K9 Morgan; afternoon session will be: Rick LaFlamme, Alan Curtis with K9 Cruizer, Pete Herring and Kris MacCabe.
The Maine Wildlife Park has more than 30 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays. The park is open daily 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. from April 15 through Nov. 11; visitors must exit the premises by 6 pm.
Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5 ages 5-12; $7 for adults; and $5 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. Bring a picnic and spend the day. Family and Community Season Passes are available, and are an incredible bargain for families and groups that visit the park several times over the course of the summer.
The Maine Wildlife Park is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The park exists to promote an understanding and awareness of the wildlife, conservation and habitat protection programs and projects of MDIFW.
The ever growing and very popular “Halloween Fest” will run 6-9 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights this year, Oct. 19 and 20. Maine Wildlife Park at 657-4977; or visit us out online at www.mainewildlifepark.com, www.mefishwildlife.com or on Facebook.