CONCORD, NH–Hikers, climbers, back country skiers, kayakers and other outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase their voluntary annual Hike Safe Card for 2016. Card sales help ensure that N.H. Fish and Game Law Enforcement Conservation Officers, trained in wilderness rescue, are there to
come to your aid if the unexpected occurs in a remote location. The card also makes the holder exempt from liability for repaying search and rescue costs due to negligence in New Hampshire (unless caused by reckless or intentional behavior).
2016 Hike Safe Cards cost $25 for an individual, or $35 for a family (parents and minor children), and are good for the calendar year ending December 31, 2016. The price is the same for in-state and non-residents. You can purchase the card for someone else – they make a great gift for any backcountry adventurer
on your list. Cards can be purchased online or by mail at www.wildnh.com/safe; they are also sold at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord.
The card was first issued in 2015, and proved very popular. As of December 1, 2015, a total of 2,848 cards had been sold, bringing in more than $75,700 for the Fish and Game Search and Rescue Fund. Cards must be renewed annually.
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