While coyotes are easy to spot, they’re very fast and can be hard to trap. In order to make it easier to catch predators, you should consider mimicking their sounds. If you are planning to go hunting, one of the must-have tools is a predator caller. And when considering different brands, you may come across the FoxPro Patriot.
FoxPro Patriot Review: An introduction
The FoxPro Patriot is a great tool for all predator hunters. It features 35 sounds from Foxpro and can accommodate over 300 sounds. It’s highly portable as it has a lightweight design. It’s also durable as it’s made of an ABS plastic cover. Not only does it have a crisp-clear sound but it will easily outsmart hundreds of predators by mimicking their sounds. It works well even when you are 58 meters away. But is it all breeze with his handy tool? Are there some downsides you need to be wary of? Let’s find out in this FoxPro Patriot review.
FoxPro Patriot Reviews: Key Features
- Stores up to 300 sounds
- 135 preloaded sounds (35 of which come pre-installed while you can download the rest from FoxPro’s free sound library)
- USB input port for user personalization
- Single external speaker jack with a single speaker
- Decoy Auxiliary jack
- Elastomeric keypad remote
- 4 AA battery to operate
TX433 Remote Features:
- Operating distance of over 300 yards
- Dual user configurable
- Lanyard loop
- 9V Battery
- FOXCAST available
- Limited warranty of 3 years
FoxPro Patriot overview
When you look at the FoxPro Patriot, you may be easily cheated by it’s Its small design. However, it is likely to exceed your expectations as it produces high-quality calls. The programmable caller also comes with a lot of great features at its price point. But with the lightweight design, could they have cut corners on the build quality and design? Let’s find out.
Design & Build Quality of the Patriot:
When it comes to construction and durability, the FoxPro Patriot, it doesn’t disappoint. This is because it is made of a strong abs plastic, which is stronger than the normal plastic.
Therefore, even if you drop the Patriot on the ground, the plastic cover will absorb the shock protecting it from breakages. While you might notice a few cracks, you can be assured that the unit will remain standing. During our FoxPro Patriot review, we dropped it a few times and it didn’t break down.
However, that doesn’t mean that you can subject the unit to abuses. We recommend that you carry the FoxPro Predator caller in a padded backpack. This will help to protect it from dust and debris as it isn’t dustproof.
FoxPro Patriot Review: Pros and Cons
During our FoxPro Patriot review, we found the following pros and cons:
- Compact and durable
- Lightweight: Only 1.5 lbs
- Long-range, intuitive, and durable remote controller (TX433)
- FOXCAST technology allows you to customize calling sequences
- Ample sound storage options
- High-quality sound
- Has an option to connect an external speaker
- The Auxiliary Jack allows you to connect various compactable devices such as the FoxJack 5 decoy
- An elastomeric keypad that is easy to use even with gloves
- Supports different file formats: WAV, MP3, FXP sound files
- Tripod mountable
- FoxPro Patriot remote features a power on/off switch along with other standard buttons
- Made in the USA
- Poor quality remote antenna.
- You can only add sound to the FoxPro Patriot using windows OS.
- Lacks tweeter speaker
- No FOXBANG
- Can’t play two sounds at the same time
You can read what other buyers say about the FoxPro Patriot here
While the FoxPro patriot doesn’t feature a decoy, this is understandable given its affordable pricing. Luckily it’s compatible with the FoxJack 5. All you need to do is to pull out your battery cover. You should then connect the FoxJack 5 with the battery and the 3.5 mm mono patch wire to the auxiliary port of the FoxPro Patriot.
FoxPro Patriot Sounds:
FoxPro Patriot predator call has fantastic sound quality. You’re going to love its clarity and range. Even in higher volume, there is no sound distortion. The first time I called the coyote, I was stunned by the FoxPro Patriot range and its high pitch volume and clarity.
The quality is at par with expensive electric callers such as the lucky duck revolution and FoxPro Shockwave.
However, the company could’ve done better by preinstalling all the 135 sounds in the device. Instead, the device features only 35 animal sounds out of the box. You can only use windows to download those extra (FREE) 100 sounds.
Types of Sound
There are several types of sound stored in the FoxPro Patriot. You can call and make distress signals to imitate a puppy, female coyote, vixen, puma, and even hogs.
TO get a unique FoxPro Patriot sound, head over to the MFK and purchase your preferred audio sound.
You need to be as discreet as possible when hunting predators. FoxPro has a feature that allows you to categorize each animal’s sounds for easier access. The animal indexing feature is a great addition that we liked during our FoxPro predator call reviews.
You don’t need to limit your choice to the preinstalled and free sounds that come with FoxPro. You can customize the sound to make your next predator call unique. This is possible as FoxPro Patriot allows you to add up to 125 of your chosen sounds to the already included 135 sounds.
The ability to connect your FoxPro Patriot with your windows computer adds to your personal touch.
Remember that you can only keep your sound files in .mp3, .wav, or FoxPro’s FXP format. FoxPro can’t play sound files other than these mentioned formats.
FoxPro Patriot Remote distance and details (TX433)
The FoxPro Patriot remote range is a few hundred yards. If there are no obstacles, you can stay connected to the e-caller for over 100 yards away.
But even if there are a few obstacles, you don’t need to worry as the transmitter of the remote has good coverage. It won’t break up the connection in areas with a few obstacles. You don’t even need to point the remote towards the e-caller because it works fine even without a clear line of sight.
You can find more ideas on how to increase the remote range in the “Pro Tips” section of our FoxPro Patriot review.
What is Elastomeric Keypad?
The FoxPro Patriot remote features an elastomeric keypad or a silicon rubber keypad. I also like the critical spacing that makes it easier to reach even with one hand. No matter how thick your gloves are, you should hardly expect to make an accidental press on the wrong button.
As you can see, it has an elegant but straightforward keypad layout. The “Play/Select” button is surrounded by two scroll keys (positioned vertically) and 2 volume up-down keys (positioned horizontally). The power and menu keys are at the top. The mute key at the bottom is surrounded by 2 user keys on both sides.
There are a few things I liked about this remote in my FoxPro patriot review:
- The deep orange backlit LCD panel is so crisp and clear to read, even under intense sunlight.
- All animal sounds are listed in their individual categories, making them easy to navigate.
- You can use the remote easily at night, thanks to its backlit keypad.
- Under the “Favorites” folders, you can place the most frequently used sounds
- The FoxPro Patriot remote allows users to set their predetermined volume for each sound to make the right sound at the right moment with proper intensity without spooking the prey.
Remote Design Flaw
One of the things we didn’t like in our FoxPro Patriot Predator call review, is the antenna that breaks easily. Any sort of short-distance falls or sudden collision with hard objects might break it off.
Just fold it down once you finish working with it. And be a little careful about where you’re putting it. I suggest hooking the remote to the clam of your Wader or service belt (If you use them).
A few additional features of the FoxPro Patriot
Not entirely. However, you can safely use it under a small drizzle. But I wouldn’t recommend it. Since I couldn’t find any waterproofing or water-resistant certification anywhere, I would suggest you keep the e-caller away from getting wet.
It’s pretty simple. Use a ziplock bag. FoxPro is very compact. It’ll fit any standard ziplock bag easily. If you don’t have any ziplock bag nearby, wrap the e-caller with a poly. Either way, it won’t a big effect on the sound clarity. Just don’t let it get wet, and you should be fine for years to come.
I’ve been using the FoxPro Patriot for some time and found a few things that might come in handy for you.
- Try to set the FoxPro Patriot caller a little upwards. It will help the sound to penetrate in any windy situation.
- The FoxPro Patriot range is excellent. But it depends where you put your caller unit.
- FoxPro Patriot remote distance is over 100 yards. Not bad for a predator e-caller under 200 bucks.
- If you put it on the ground, the remote range gets significantly reduced, whereas the opposite happens if you place it at a higher altitude. such a treetop.
- I like to wrap my FoxPro Patriot with camouflaged tape. I find the sound getting clearer. Again that’s my personal preference. But it helps to hide the caller from the prying eyes of the predators.
- The FoxPro Patriot uses 4X AA batteries. This is pretty standard for an electric predator caller. I always keep a set of extra batteries in case the operating batteries run out. Also, try to use rechargeable batteries with a charging dock. It’ll save money and prevent waste building.
Benefits of an Electronic Game Call
I saw my old man using a plastic caller back in the days before the electronic game call came into the market. They used bone, horn, and wooden mouth calls as well.
But eventually, the predator got smarter. They started to spot fake distress and cries. Beginners spooked away their prey. Skilled hunters, however, mastered the art of calling.
That’s why there arose the need for an electric predator caller came. And now the market offers different solutions for the different price ranges.
Here’s how an electric predator caller has given us the edge over these smart and cunning predators.
- E-caller lets you use different types of animal sounds from crying to distress signals that’ll grab predators’ attention and prompt them to investigate.
- Manual calls require skill and suitable surroundings. Any adversity from your surroundings will reduce your call quality, which isn’t the case with the electronic predator game calls.
- You are not limited to use only those pre-loaded sounds. You can easily add your music and make your next game call the most unique. You can also personalize and blend a few types of calls that target specific species. The yelp, lower frequency howls, and great distress calls get the attention of coyotes immediately.
- I won’t say that the FoxPro Patriot is the most durable option out there, but it’s tough enough for the hunt. The higher-end electronic predator callers have robust and rugged construction. They are waterproof and shockproof. So you can rest assured with your hard-earned investment.
- Another significant advantage of using an electric predator call is taking advantage of the forest structure. You can fit the caller into a bush, or hang it off a tree branch. Or play the sound from a burrow. There are endless ways to do this.
- I also love how I don’t have to give away my position, which is impossible with a manual caller. Plus, there will be no movement with an electric caller. You won’t spook away potential kills.
My Take Away
I’ve covered nearly every detail in the FoxPro Patriot review. My opinion is that the FoxPro Patriot is an excellent choice for beginners and a secondary choice for veteran hunters who already own a high-end electronic predator caller.
Of course, there are some downsides to this e-caller. But what we’re getting for the price is enough to bring successful kills for years to come.
I loved its compact design language with the combination of durable build quality. Trust me, you’ll feel the solid construction once you pick up your first FoxPro Patriot.
I wish they could fix the remote antenna issue, though. The whole remote feels good and sturdy in hand, but the fact that it breaks easily is a downturn.
Other than that, it’s an excellent e-caller priced under 150 bucks. The sound clarity, zero distortion in higher volumes, remote range, plenty of free sounds, and surprisingly lightweight design has convinced me to invest my money.
Let me know what you think about the FoxPro Patriot review. I’d love to have a chat.
Until then, be the predator.