North Woods Law

Sgt. Glen Lucas of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has appeared numerous times on the Animal Planet program "North Woods Law: New Hampshire," which highlights the daily responsibilities of conservation officers in the Granite State. (COURTESY N.H. FISH AND GAME)

CONCORD — With more bears, trainees and rescues than ever before, it’s all hands on deck for a new season of "North Woods Law: New Hampshire," premiering on Animal Planet on Sunday, July 21, at 9 p.m.

From heart-stopping animal encounters to harrowing pursuits of dangerous offenders, the only thing the conservation officers of state Fish and Game can expect is the unexpected.

New Hampshire is a premiere outdoors destination, and because of its wild and rugged landscape, the work of its conservation officers is diverse and demanding. The officers are tasked with enforcing all laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the state’s fish, wildlife, recreational vehicles and marine resources. Search and rescue is a big part of their mission, too.

This season, as snow falls across the Granite State, the conservation officers must brave the elements to make sure individuals are safe and in compliance with the law. All-new stories include the rescue of an animal seeking warmth in a resident’s home, tracking hunters through the snow, icy mountain rescues, snowmobile accidents and enforcement, ice-fishing competitions and patrols and recovering a victim who fell through the ice.

“We are very pleased with how the last season was received and that Animal Planet continues to be excited about working with us here in New Hampshire,” said Col. Kevin Jordan, chief of state Fish and Game Law Enforcement. “Our constituents seem to only have positive feedback for this real-life look at the work of the state’s Conservation Officers, biologists, and volunteers and we are grateful for their enthusiasm.”

Animal Planet’s social media efforts across Facebook and Twitter via @AnimalPlanet will include original informative video content. Topics explored, among others, will include how to stay safe during a sudden and unexpected animal encounter and how to safely handle injured wild animal.

Earlier seasons of "North Woods Law" are available in their entirety on the Animal Planet GO app, which allows Animal Planet audiences to catch up on full episodes of their favorite series and specials anytime, anywhere.

To learn more about Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division, go to

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