Rep. Gene Chandler http://nhpr.org en Volunteer Rescue Groups Oppose Charging All Hikers For Rescues http://nhpr.org/post/volunteer-rescue-groups-oppose-charging-all-hikers-rescues <p></p><p>House lawmakers will hear a bill&nbsp;Thursday&nbsp; that would make New Hampshire the first state to make people pay fees any time they are rescued by Fish and Game.</p><p>Backers of the proposal say they want to help Fish and Game recoup costs of expensive rescue operations.</p><p>But opponents, including the state’s volunteer search and rescue outlets, say this bill is a bad idea that could put people, and the state’s appeal to hikers at risk.</p><p>Hikers who were in trouble in the White Mountains, exhausted, climbing out a helicopter…</p><p>Explaining what went wrong….</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:34:19 +0000 Chris Jensen 21040 at http://nhpr.org Volunteer Rescue Groups Oppose Charging All Hikers For Rescues