Buy Hike Safe Card for summer hiking

CONCORD – As the summer hiking season gets underway, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reminds outdoor enthusiasts to buy their Hike Safe Card before they hit the trails.

Voluntary Hike Safe Cards are available from the Fish and Game Department. Buy the card to support Fish and Game search and rescue efforts and be exempt from liability for repaying search and rescue costs in New Hampshire (unless caused by reckless or intentional behavior).

All funds raised through sale of Hike Safe Cards go to Fish and Game’s Search and Rescue Fund.

In recent years, Fish and Game has conducted an average of about 180 search and rescue missions each year.

Hike Safe Cards may be purchased online at www.nhfishandgame.com/HikeSafe.aspx, at the Fish and Game headquarters in Concord or by filling out a print-and-mail application available on the website at www.nhfishandgame.com/safe.

The cards are $25 for an individual or $35 for a family (parents and minor children), and are good through the rest of the calendar year.

For more information about the Hike Safe Cards, visit www.wildnh.com/safe.