New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department says at least 4,175 Hike Safe Cards have been issued in the second year of the program, bringing in nearly $120,000 for the department's search and rescue fund.
Card sales help ensure that conservation officers trained in wilderness rescue can come to a person's aid. The card also makes the holder exempt from liability for repaying search and rescue costs due to negligence.
The cards cost $25 for an individual or $35 for a family and are good for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2017. Cards must be renewed annually.