DESCRIPTION: (from Animal Planet's press release, September 2013) Maine is a vast, beautiful state with more than 6,000 lakes and ponds, 3,400 miles of pristine coastline, 14,000 miles of wooded trails and hundreds of animal species. But, behind Maine's picturesque facade is a land full of hidden dangers and extreme risks, which require an elite force to protect its people and animals. This fall, Animal Planet is embedded with the men and women who enforce the laws of the rugged, perilous and unpredictable side of Maine for 10 all-new episodes of NORTH WOODS LAW, beginning Thursday, October 3, at 10 PM (ET/PT). The series follows 16 of the state's nearly 100 game wardens who must safeguard people and animals within the wilderness while enforcing general state law. Whether it's mounting search and rescue in extreme conditions, busting an illegal kennel that's breeding dangerous hybrid wolves or stopping intoxicated, armed drivers, each warden puts his life on the line for the citizens of Maine. Often, fatigue, broken bones and severe harm are one trail or traffic stop away.