"Fewer hunters are getting lost in the bush thanks in part to global positioning satellite technology.
'The numbers are certainly on decline,' said Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Scott Taylor, the emergency response coordinator for the northeastern Ontario region.
'And the GPS, absolutely, I think it made a huge impact.'"
Hopefully more GPS use will ensure hunters are on or in their areas and recreational users are in theirs, creating a safe buffer between armed and unarmed groups.