‘North Woods Law’ about N.H. wildlife officers returns to TV on Sunday evening

  • Scene from the trailer of "North Woods Law: New Hampshire"

  • A trailer scene from “North Woods Law: New Hampshire.” Courtesy

Monitor staff
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New Hampshire Fish and Game will get a second season of fame starting Sunday, when the program “North Woods Law” returns to the Animal Planet cable channel.

The program features the workday of Fish and Game conservation officers and biologists in the field. The first season of six programs dealt with everything from bear reports to a fatal kayaking accident, from speeding ATV riders to how to capture an angry skunk.

The series says the second season will see “officers rescue injured, ill and abandoned animals; risk their own lives searching for lost hikers (and) rush to the aid of riders injured in ATV accidents,” among other stories.

It starts Sunday at 10 p.m.

North Woods Law said it did well among men aged 25 to 54, as it was the channel’s “highest-rated freshman series in over two years” in that group. Every episode averaged more than 1 million total viewers.

The program came after a similar show about wildlife officers in Maine. Engel Entertainment of New York City, which produced both shows, is making a $2,000 payment per episode to the New Hampshire Wildlife Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit partner of Fish and Game.