Hunting has been my passion for quite some time now. I started going on frequent hunting trips with my father when I was a kid, and I loved every moment of it. We didn’t have such quality hunting equipment at our disposal, so we had to depend solely on our skills.
My father had mastered some game calls, and we were happy with whatever we managed to catch. Even though I cherish those hunting trips, I must admit that all the new technology meant to help hunters catch prey is quite useful.
I’ve tried out plenty of different game calls, and I can tell you how good or bad each one is. However, I’d like to point out that of all the game calls I’ve tried out so far, I’m most satisfied with the FoxPro game calls.
All in all, FoxPro products are high in demand. And it’s no wonder. They produce high-quality products that have been a game-changer in the hunting sport.
Furthermore, I would like to talk to you about my favorite FoxPro product of all time: the FoxPro Hellfire electronic game call. I rarely like to review a product, but the Hellfire deserves a lot of praise.
So, if you would like to know more about this quality piece of equipment, keep reading my FoxPro Hellfire review. Hopefully, after you’ve heard what a great game call it is, you will purchase one for yourself.
A Brief Overview
It’s not easy to find a device that has so many great sounding game calls stored in one place. That’s why I consider the FoxPro Hellfire to be a top-notch product. The fact that it’s packed with so many game calls makes it easy for me to put all my focus into hunting.
The Hellfire has a whopping 75 pre-programmed game calls available! If you like that, then you’re going to LOVE the fact that you can also add 200 more sounds to its program! I must admit I have quite a lot of fun experimenting with different game calls, so the sound capacity is an enormous bonus.
The dimensions of this FoxPro model are 7.75” x 6.75” x 5.5”. I consider it to be lightweight since it weighs only 2.9 lbs with the batteries included. If you’re planning a long hunting trip with your friends, it’s a good idea to bring along extra batteries, since you’ll definitely be using this game call a lot. The Hellfire operates on 10 AA batteries.
Another thing I should mention is that the Hellfire has an easy to operate TX-9 remote control that operates on a single 9V alkaline battery. Those are just a few things I love about the Hellfire off the top of my head.
What’s In the Box
I will admit that even after reading plenty of reviews on the Hellfire game call, I wasn’t 100% sure what I would be getting. Nevertheless, I decided to purchase this highly-recommended product and try it out. Once I received my FoxPro Hellfire package, here is what I found inside:
- The Hellfire digital game call
- One remote control (TX-9)
- A detailed operator’s manual
- The warranty registration
- A 3.5mm stereo patch cable
I was really happy with how detailed the operator’s manual was, and I didn’t have any trouble understanding the instructions.
Now, I’ll continue with an in-depth review of the key features, as well as the pros and cons of the FoxPro Hellfire game call.
Considering how much I enjoy using this game call, I’m pretty sure you’ll be purchasing it in no time.
To give you a general idea of the key features, here is a list of them:
- 200 sound capacity with 75 pre-programmed sounds available upon purchase
- High-power horn speaker
- Auxiliary jack
- Easy to operate TX-9 remote control
200 Sound Capacity With 75 Pre-Programmed Sounds
As I mentioned before, I love experimenting with different game calls. I was more than happy with the 75 pre-programmed sounds, but I was ecstatic when I saw how many of my own sounds I could program.
You’ll be happy to know that programming new sounds onto the device is quite simple, and can be done by using a Mac or a PC. Also, if you would like to purchase more sounds, you can do so by visiting the FoxPro Hellfire website. Once you enter, you can search for any sounds you like, and buy up to 16 sounds at a time. All in all, you can hold 200 sounds in your Hellfire.
High-Power Horn Speaker
The Hellfire is equipped with a high-power horn speaker that produces clear sound. However, you have the option of attaching external speakers to the device.
In my opinion, the quality of the sound is great, and it’s quite loud. However, you may want to attach additional speakers if you are not satisfied with the volume intensity.
Also, I should warn you that even if you choose to connect an external speaker to the Hellfire, the main speaker will continue to play. In fact, it cannot be turned off at all. If that doesn’t bother you, then here is how to connect your speaker to the device:
- Make sure you turn off the Hellfire game call.
- Connect the external speaker to the external speaker jack (the external speaker jack accepts a 3.5mm plug).
- Turn the Hellfire on.
Another great function I enjoy is the auxiliary jack. What it does is it allows me to connect my FoxPro Decoy to the Hellfire. From there, I can control the decoy using the TX-9 remote control.
However, it’s important to bear in mind that you need to follow the electrical limitations involved with this jack. If you exceed the limitations, you risk damaging the device. I carefully read the manual before using the AUX jack, and it worked perfectly.
Easy to Operate TX-9 Remote Control
The TX9 has a graphic display, a volume level indicator, elapsed timer, a recall button, etc. Also, as I mentioned before, you can use the remote to control your decoy.
I especially appreciate the fact that by pressing the “recall” button, the Hellfire plays back the last call I used, and at the same volume it was last played at.
You can probably already guess by my review so far that there will be more pros than cons. In any case, here are all the pros of the Hellfire.
- The Hellfire is equipped with 75 pre-programmed game calls, with the option of adding up to 200 more sounds of your choice.
- The quality of the sound is great, but you can further enhance it by adding external speakers.
- The TX-9 remote control is easy to handle.
- It’s a lightweight piece of equipment, which makes it easy to carry.
- The FoxPro Hellfire comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
- A bit more expensive than other game calls.
- If you attach an external speaker to the Hellfire, the main speaker will keep playing.
- You need to make sure that the Hellfire game caller is placed at a higher elevation than the remote control.
Why Buy the FoxPro Hellfire Game Call
So far, purchasing the FoxPro Hellfire game call has greatly enhanced my hunting experience. Even though it’s a bit more expensive than some other FoxPro game calls, I still think it’s well worth the money. If you ask me, I recommend this game call to all hunters who want to improve their hunting abilities.
Here is a brief summary of why I consider the Hellfire an exceptional piece of equipment.
Extensive Sound Database
First of all, you can’t go wrong by purchasing a device that has 75 pre-programmed sounds available. The pre-programmed sounds are enough to keep you occupied for quite a while. And then there’s the fact that you can also add your own sounds to the device. 200 sounds, no less. I know I had a great time downloading new sounds whenever I felt like experimenting a little.
The quality of the sound is crystal clear, and I had no need to connect any additional speakers to the device.
However, if at any point you feel like the sound isn’t clear or loud enough, you can easily connect additional speakers.
Easy to Operate Remote Control
I’ve mentioned plenty of times through my FoxPro Hellfire review how much I like this remote control. The TX-9 can operate on FoxBang technology. All you have to do is turn the FoxBang on and simultaneously hold down both of the sound buttons on the TX-9. If you would like to turn the FoxBang off, you need to repeat the same process.
Also, selecting the FoxBang sensitivity is a piece of cake. Just press and hold both volume buttons on the remote for 3 seconds. Next, use the volume buttons to select the sensitivity you want. Finally, press the “send” button in order to memorize the setting.
You can also operate your decoy or any other attachment with the remote control.
Another great thing about the TX-9 is that you can engage the “large text” mode if you’re having trouble reading the text on the screen. I tend to use this option frequently.
The Final Verdict
All in all, the Hellfire game call has proven to be quite an asset. It has everything I’m looking for in an electronic game call, and more.
Even though it’s more expensive than some other game calls, such as the Wildfire, it’s worth every penny. The Hellfire has plenty of great features that will help you enjoy every second of your hunting trip. I take mine just about everywhere I go. The Hellfire game call weighs under 3 lbs, so I can easily pack it in my backpack.
It’s important to mention that the manufacturers of the Hellfire made sure that this game call is both convenient and customizable. All the features aid hunters during their hunting. The fact that I can add, remove and categorize my sounds whenever I want makes it the perfect device. I’m someone who loves bringing variety to all my hunting trips.
The FoxBang technology gives me the ability to fire my gun while simultaneously switching the sound presets. You can easily set the FoxBang sensitivity to any volume you like and memorize it. All in all, it’s quite a game-changing device.
It’s made me become a serious hunter over the years, and I can guarantee you that it will do the same for you. Hunting will become a whole new experience for you.