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[iPhone] Hunt Pro is a helpful hunting tool for people who hunt
Posted By Tucker On November 23, 2012 @ 11:00 PM In iOS | 1 Comment
Whether you hunt big game or fowl, Hunt Pro for iPhone offers some handy tools for hunters in the field. In addition to animal calls, Hunt Pro also offers tools to help outdoorsmen keep their bearings and track phases of the moon.
Hunt Pro offers an array of calls, including deer, birds, predators, and even speciality calls for hogs and rabbits. In addition, the app allows you to collect a variety of GPS data so that you can track your current latitude and longitude, along with altitude and other info. Plus, there’s a built-in flashlight to help you navigate after dark.
This Thanksgiving, I spent a lot of time with some big game hunters and duck hunters. They were able to weigh on the quality of the hunting calls in this app, giving some much-needed insight into the caliber of this handy hunting app.
Some calls got decent marks from the expert hunters I talked to. The bob white quail call and the goose call were rated as decent, with the various duck calls rated a bit behind. However, the mammal calls were universally panned for sounding too tinny or distorted. The deer, elk, and bear calls were all close, but not close enough to be truly alluring in a real world hunting situation. The bobcat distress call was a bit harder to judge for the people I talked to, but it seemed a bit shrill and pitched up.
Sadly, users do have to pay a premium to get all the content. If you want the full array of sounds, you need to pay $2.99. And from the quality of those free sample sounds, it is hard to feel motivated to shell out the cash.
But while the hunting calls may not be perfect, the GPS services are really useful. In addition to precise latitude and longitude info, you can also get detailed info on your current altitude and information on your current speed and heading. The GPS accuracy will vary based on your location. I tested it in rural New Hampshire with terrible cell coverage, and got GPS that was accurate within about 16-33 feet.
While Hunt Pro may be free, don’t download it for the library of hunting calls. They are likely to disappoint you in the field. If you do decide to download this one, I’d recommend you just use it for its other features.
Version reviewed: 2.4
Requires iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, iOS version 4.3 or later
Download size: 32.8 MB
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