GRAY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Normally when Maine Game Wardens pop by the Maine Wildlife Park they are there to drop off an injured or orphaned animal, but this visit was quite a bit different.
"I had no idea at all that there would be this turnout," exclaimed Sgt. Tim Spahr, one of the wardens featured in the reality television show North Woods Law. "It is really exciting to see all these young people who are not only interested in the television show, North Woods Law, but also in what Maine Game Wardens do."
Hundreds of kids and their parents lined up for a chance to meet their heroes up close and personal, take a couple pictures and get items autographed.
"I like it when they catch the poachers and save the animals," said ten year old Cameron Brown. "I only like the show because I want to be a game warden when I grow up and I want to work for them."
Brown's mother made t-shirts for him and his brother and sister before they made the trip over from Oxford. The boys say they appreciate the work wardens do and the show has only made them more interested in the job.
"I really don't know what I want to be when I grow up," admitted nine year old Ethan. "I like the show, because I like animals a lot and I like how they take care of them."
"I think it is awesome," said warden Rick LaFlamme as he signed autographs. "I mean, this what it is all about, getting our future into the outdoors and showing the kids what is out there - hunting, fishing and just recreating. I think it is awesome."
Filming for the second season of the show, which airs on Animal Planet, is already underway and will air sometime next year.