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‘North Woods Law’ star Kris MacCabe named Warden of the Year

By Aislinn Sarnacki, Bangor Daily News

WINSLOW (BDN) -- He became the de facto face of the Maine Warden Service through his star role on the TV show “North Woods Law,” and now game warden Kris MacCabe has another accolade to add to his resume: Warden of the Year.

In a room filled with fellow wardens, McCabe received this coveted award Friday at the Warden Service’s Annual Awards Banquet in Winslow.

“Since the beginning of his career he has consistently displayed exceptional performance in all facets of his job,” Col. Joel Wilkinson, chief of the Maine Warden Service, said. “Including the pursuit of intentional fish and game violators, time management, public relations, community involvement and successful completion of his K9 duties.”

In addition to his exceptional work as a Maine Game Warden, MacCabe was recognized for his role representing the warden service in the Animal Planet show, which filmed for four seasons in Maine before moving to New Hampshire in 2016.

“He’s been a role model for many young viewers and has utilized this opportunity to educate members of the public, young and old, on a variety of fish and wildlife related issues,” said Wilkinson. “In doing so, he’s also helped define the agency with a high standard of professionalism.”


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