Col. Kevin Jordan: (603) 271-3127
Lt. James Kneeland: (603) 744-5470
Lt. Heidi Murphy: (603) 271-3127
June 29, 2018
CONCORD, N.H. — As the Fourth of July holiday and summer sunshine inspires you to get out and hike, bike, and paddle New Hampshire’s scenic trails and waterways, be sure to hike safe and have your Hike Safe card.
Card sales provide important support for Fish and Game’s search and rescue efforts. The card also exempts holders from certain liability for repaying search and rescue costs.
Voluntary Hike Safe Cards are $25 for an individual, or $35 for a family (parents and minor children), and are good through the end of the calendar year.
There are three ways to get your card:
- Online at www.nhfishandgame.com/HikeSafe.aspx
- In person at Fish and Game Headquarters at 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH
- Download the print-and-mail form at: www.wildnh.com/safe/documents/hike-safe-app.pdf
“Whatever outdoor activity you enjoy — hiking, biking, paddling, cross country skiing, or walking the nature trails in your town, the Hike Safe Card is your back-up plan for the great outdoors,” said Fish and Game Law Enforcement Chief Colonel Kevin Jordan. “Buying a card is also a great way to help support Fish and Game’s search and rescue activities.”
Individuals who possess a valid New Hampshire hunting or fishing license, or a current registration for an off-highway recreational vehicle, snowmobile, or boat, have the same benefits as those provided by the Hike Safe card.
Colonel Jordan also recommends hikers “hike smart” and carry with them the top 10 essentials:
- Warm Clothing:
- Sweater or Pile Jacket
- Long Pants (wool or synthetic)
- Hat (wool)
- Extra Food and Water
- Flashlight or Headlamp
- First Aid Kit/Repair Kit
- Rain/Wind Jacket and Pants
- Pocket Knife
Read more about safe hiking at www.wildnh.com/outdoor-recreation/hiking-safety.html.
Learn more about New Hampshire’s voluntary Hike Safe Card and see frequently asked questions about the card at www.wildnh.com/safe.