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North Woods Law

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Law-enforcement reality with weapons, smoking.

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age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+
North Woods Law, like Texas Law and some others are a good shows to illustrate conservation, education, law enforcement, habitat protection, wildlife resources, fishing and natural wonders. These reality shows, sorry to say, are far better than others that elevate silly people to fame and riches. I come from a former law enforcement background, long ago, and we need to educate the public about our environment, conservation efforts and laws in a win-win situation including responsible hunting, fishing, species identification, and hiking that promotes one of greatest assets, the great outdoors. Thanks from Canada.
age 4+


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North Woods Law offers an interesting and voyeuristic look at the kind of work performed by members of an elite law-enforcement group, who are on call for 81 hours at a time once they clock in. It also shows the efforts they make to protect the state's wildlife areas, 95 percent of which are privately owned, so that they'll remain open to the public for hunting and other recreational purposes.

The excitement expressed by some of the wardens when trying to catch folks in the act of breaking the law is a little over the top at times. But the show does offer some interesting information on some of Maine's laws and cultural practices. People who like this sort of thing probably will find the show entertaining enough to watch.

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