Trophy Taker Archery Products

Trophy Taker is located in Plains, Montana, where our family lived from 1995 to 1998.  I drove up to visit with them in February of 2015. I was very impressed with the quality assurance in place for the manufacture of some of the most innovative bow accessories available. (All are available here at the lowest price with free shipping. Click here for information and pricing of all Trophy Taker products.)

Recent Articles

  1. Elk Nut (Paul Medel) Elk Communication Products Now Available

    Joe Carter's 2013 Bull 250
    “Elk Nut”, Paul Medel, has studied elk sounds for over 30 years. His products will help you have more “close encounters of the herd kind”. Available with free shipping on this site.

    Read More

Product details and options are clearly designed by hunters who spend plenty of time in the field. I saw prototypes attached to the bows of staff members. I watched as employees hand-spun Terminal T-Lock broadheads to see if they were balanced. If a broadhead wobbled, it was put aside in the “reject” container.  Hand spinning of each and every broadhead is done at three different stages for every single Terminal T-Lock broadhead manufactured before it is packaged for the consumer.

Quality Assurance at Trophy Taker

I saw the Terminal T-Lock Broadhead sharpening process, as well. The machine that puts a shaving sharp edge on each broadhead actually polishes the edge, instead of grinding it. This polish sharpening process makes for a smoother edge by eliminating the burr on the cutting edge. It makes it feel less sharp to the skin on your finger, because there is no roughness to the edge, but check it on your thumbnail and it catches instantly. Shave some hair and you know these broadheads are sharp!

Broadhead Sharpener at Trophy Taker

All of the various bow sights, arrow rests and quivers are made with the same demanding quality assurance practices.

Dan Evans, the owner and inventor, designs these products not only for highest quality, but for detail-oriented functionality in actual hunting conditions. Dan’s passion is elk hunting. You can see his elk mounts that are hung in one of the rooms at Trophy Taker in the video below. All of these fine bull elk were taken by Dan on public land since 1991.  

All Trophy Taker products are available here at the lowest prices available and with free shipping for orders $50 and over. Click on the links below to see pricing and options for each product.

Trophy Taker Arrow Rests

The full capture containment SmackDown Pro Series arrow rest is Trophy Taker’s top of the line rest. With a new windage and elevation adjustment system, adjustments are made easily and lock down securely. Options are available to attach the rest pull cord to the upper limb, lower limb, or up cable. The SmackDown Pro comes with an unconditional life time warranty.

Trophy Taker makes quality arrow rests for every archer’s preference. Besides the SmackDown Pro Series, there is the X-treme, Pronghorn, Shakey Hunter and Spring Steel series.

The SmackDown PRO adjustment system makes tuning and locking down the rest very easy. The rest is 100% metal with a stainless steel launcher and axle that pivot inside very smooth dual bearings. The custom rubber overmolded ring has built in launcher dampeners making this the quietest fall-away rest on the market. The quick and easy cord length adjustment, and easily installed limb locator tie-offs make this rest easy to setup and tune. 

The full capture containment ring utilizes a flexible rubber flap to guard the ring opening and capture the arrow once it is pushed through the flap and into the ring. SmackDown PRO Series rests can be configured for attachment to the upper limb, lower limb or up cable. Trophy Taker's PRO Series rests are backed by an unconditional lifetime warranty.

SmackDown Pro Series Choices:
SmackDown Pro Matthews Choices:

X-Treme Full Containment Pro fall-away arrow rests are very quiet, compact and lightweight. The launcher and axle pivots inside smooth dual bearings. The rubber over-molded containment ring option has a flexible rubber flap to guard the ring opening with full capture of the arrow. An open angled slot ring is also available.

Unconditional lifetime warranty.

X-Treme FC Pro Arrow Rests

Option Sights

The new Option sights combine both fixed and movable pin sights into one sleek, tough, but lightweight unit. These sights provide the “option” of being transformed from a combination of fixed and movable sight, to a movable single pin.

The change is made instantly and quietly with an easy wrist movement. Second and third axis adjustments can be made quickly and simply. Clicking micro-adjustments are made with tight tolerance machining for target precision.  It’s available with 4, 6 or 8 pins. You kind of have to see this sight in action to appreciate it. Here's Dan's video:

Option Sight Choices:

Option Platinum Version Made in USA:

Option Platinum Version Choices:


This sturdy, lightweight quiver by Trophy Maker is unlike any other quiver made. It can be mounted horizontally on your bow to act as a stabilizer, reducing the weight of the bow (replacing the stabilizer),  improving bow balance and aiming stability. Arrows are stored on the correct (rest) side of the bow in the horizontal position. It converts from right to left hand easily. It can be fine tuned to balance your bow at full draw. The no-tools quick detach allows mounting in the standard upright position when that is more convenient. (Like when I sling my bow on my back during a mountain bike ride.) It holds up to five arrows. 



Everyone’s heard of the Shuttle T-Lock Broadheads. These heads have proven time and again that they are incredibly tough and accurate. The T-Lock system guarantees retention even through bone. They stay assembled securely, even off the arrow. The chisel type tip is razor sharp for cut-on-contact. The blades are extremely sharp. 1 & 1/8” or 1 & 3/16” cutting diameter.

The American made Terminal T-Lock Broadhead is virtually the same as the Shuttle T, with conventional shaped blades. The blades are non-vented to avoid flight noise and better penetration than vented blades. These broadheads are each spin tested for superb accuracy. 1 & 1/16” cutting diameter.

Shuttle & Terminal T-Lock Size:

Trophy Taker’s A-TAC Broadheads are new for 2015. This is another tough broadhead option engineered for accuracy and maximum penetration. Ventless, cut-on-contact razor sharp blades. 1 & 1/8” and 1 & 3/8” cutting diameter. They come with standard thread or Deep Six threads. They come in threaded or glue-in for Deep Six. All Deep Six models have a stainless steel collar that slips over the arrow shaft to reinforce the arrow’s strength. The glue-in option for the Deep Six heads can be optimized for FOC (Front of Center) with segments that you can break away at 10g each. They can be trimmed from 225 grains to 175 grains.

A-TAC Broadhead 3-Pack Choices:

Deep Six Options

A-TAC Deep Six Broadhead 3-Pack Choices:

Trophy Taker Field Tips

You would think field tips are field tips, but Trophy Taker saw a problem and fixed it! Do you tighten your field tips before every shot? These field tips have a secured O-ring on them designed to snug up the tips in the insert. The tips are easy to thread in and out, but they stop the rattle by preventing them from loosening up.

Quantity: (Specify size & wt. in comments during checkout.)

New! Comments

Leave a comment in the box below.

Shop Our Store

Elk Tips Outdoor Gear Logo


Newsletter Opt-in:
"I just get so excited talking about elk.." ~Tristan, CO

Search This Site Here:

Hunting Gear Reviews

ElkNut Outdoor Prod.
Bugling Bull Game Calls
HECS Stealthscreen
Montana Decoy
StringSling Bow Sling
Skull Hookers
Safari Sling Rifle Sling
Clip-Shot Mini Camera Mount


Free U.S. Shipping

Bugling Bull
Game Calls

ElkNut Productions

Free Shipping on
ElkNut Products Here

HECS Stealthscreen:
A New Type of Concealment!

HECS Stealthscreen

Including U.S. Shipping

Montana Decoy Elk/Deer
Available Here!

Montana Decoy

$59-$109.99 Free Shipping!

The StringSling:
Best Bow Sling Design!

String Sling Bow Sling

$29.95, Including U.S. Shipping

Clip-Shot: 1 oz. Camera Mount

$21.85 Free U.S. Shipping

Skull Hookers

Skull hooker

$34.99 & 59.99 Free U.S. Shipping!

The Safari Sling:
Best Rifle Sling Design!

Safari Sling Best Rifle Sling Available

$27.99 Free US Shipping

Share your elk hunting pictures and stories on our Facebook Page!

Go to Forums

Forum Topic Discussions:

How often should I use my cow call?, I am new to the sport of bow hunting elk and my question is how often should I use my cow calls?

295 yard kill with a Kimber Montana 325 WSM, by Don from Dallas: My ELk did not even twitch once. He was dead when he hit the ground.

325 WSM is worth considering, Palmer Lake,CO: I believe that the .325 WSM is the ultimate elk caliber...

30-30 for Elk? : I have a 30 30 with 170 grain round nose bullet. Will this work to shoot an elk ?

(More comments about Best Elk Rifle below)


Unique Elk Talk by Idaho Steve (Hailey, Id ), In the middle of the night, a herd of elk came traveling through the drainage and right past my tent...

Smelly Elk Areas? by Jimmy (New Mexico), I've come across many areas that just stink of elk, literally. I have heard two somewhat contradictory stories...

DIY Gear List Must Have's! by Craig (Florida) "Here are some of the items I use on my DIY hunts in the CO backcountry..."

Elk and Deer Hunting and Mountain Bikes, by Skip Shepherd (Tucson, AZ)~ At 67 I am thinking a lot about investing in a mountain bike to get back into remote areas...

Solo archery hunting -- tips for calling/set up?, by Idaho Steve (Hailey, ID )~ I hunt by myself a lot...I'd love to hear your thoughts on strategic set-ups when solo hunting and calling.

Non- Lead Bullets for Elk?, by Dave, Elk Hunting Tips.Net (Garrison, MT)~ What do you ballistics guys think about the use of non-lead bullets for elk? According to this story...

Rage Broadheads by Chris, buddy gave me a rage practice tip and when I shot it you could not pick out the broadhead from the field points. I was sold...

Recent Submissions:

Finally filled the freezer..., Colorado Rockies~ "I was bummed when I got to the property and no elk, nor any hoof prints in the snow. ...I pulled each of the elk into shade then started gutting..."

Wounded Veteran Elk hunts, by Joshua FL), I am a disabled veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and have always dreamed of hunting elk. I am posting this to see if anyone would know of any elk hunts free to disabled vets....

First Elk with a Bow, by Ryan H. (Colorado), ...Finally after many years of hunting with a bow "I got er did"!

First Elk!, by Tater (Sheridan, Arkansas) I took the advice I received from this website and was successful…I wanted to Thank You and Your Forum and the folks that share on here for the knowledge and information that helped me find an elk I was quite happy with.


Any success in Unit 14?, by: Dave (MI), "I'm planning on doing a DIY in Unit 14 for 2012..."

Share Elk Hunting Secrets

Bugle in Herd bulls, by Swiltbank (Az) The key to calling in a herd bull is to get into his bedding grounds and threaten his herd. Start off sounding like…

Best Big Game Rifle?

Best Rifle Caliber?, by Buglemup (Superior, MT), "I've been reading what people have been writing about rifle calibers and here is what 16 years of guiding elk has taught me."

7mm Remington Magnum, by Dean (Helena, MT. USA) I use my Liberty Ruger M77, 7mm Rem. Mag. for antelope, deer, elk... Comment: "What do you guys think about the idea of hunting elk with a 270? I also know a guy who kills elk with a 243."

338 Marlin Express, "Light, fast shooting, hard hitting, manageable recoil, and for a lever gun - very accurate."

Guns I like for Elk, by Mountain Walker (Kootenays east B.C. Canada),"I think the gun you shoot Elk with should be one you shoot a lot with... "

.35 Remington, by Bill Smith " .35 Rem appears to have dropped a medium deer flawlessly, but I now have serious doubts as to its capability to take an elk."

Arizona Elk Hunting

Where to hunt in Az unit 3B?, by Cliffjumper (Tucson, Az) ~ I got a late bull muzzle loader hunt in Arizona unit 3b. Does anyone know how to hunt bulls in the late season?...

First time elk hunter hunting Arizona unit 6A , by Rob Marchio (Omaha, Ne)~ I'm a first time elk hunter hunting Arizona's unit 6A. I'm planning on staying in the Pine Grove campground...

Elk Hunting Colorado

Help needed for 1st DIY Hunt w/Son, by Patrick (Parker, CO), "I was looking for some advice on my 1st DIY hunt for 2014 in CO with my 13 yr old son. I have countless hrs going over stats, topo maps & Google Earth"

Elk Hunting Colorado in 2013, By William (Midland, TX) "I am planning an elk hunt next year in Colorado and I wanted to know if hunting Gunnison National Forest..."

Unit 60 Elk 4th Rifle Season Nov 13-17 Either Sex 2013, By Chester "...Any general advice about the unit would be appreciated!"

Idaho Elk Hunting

Elk Hunting Idaho Unit 8 8A 11, This is my first year seriously trying to track down some elk. Is there anyone that has hunted in any of these units and can give me some friendly advice? Mitchell, Moscow Idaho

Elk Hunting Pocatello by Cameron (Pocatello) Where is the best place to elk hunt around Pocatello, Idaho? I'm a student at ISU and I'm looking for somewhere around here to hunt next season.

How is the elk hunting in unit 30A in Idaho?, by Terry (Richland Center, WI) Has anyone archery elk hunted in unit 30A in Idaho? What can you tell me about the area?

Elk Hunting In Montana

Hunting in Western Montana, by Mike A. (Alabama)

I did not draw a tag for Missouri breaks where I have hunted in the past. Having to start over and try western Montana.

New Mexico Elk Hunting

New Mexico Unit 49, by Silas (Los Alamos, NM)

If anyone has tips on areas to start scouting, I'd really appreciate it.

First Elk Hunt First Elk Hunt, by Big "R" (NM)

I finally got drawn for a late elk hunt in Unit 28, north of Road 506 and south of the boundary line of the Lincoln National Forest...

Elk Hunting Nevada

Cow elk in Nevada's unit 222:

"Any good places known in unit 222?"

Northeast Nevada Early Elk hunt, by John (Carson City,NV)

"Any suggestions on what areas I may see some signs of elk?"

Questions from Novice Hunters

Retired USMC MSgt Needs Advice, by Ken Wing USMCRET (Bealeton, Va)

Big Game Recipes

Popcorn VenisonPopcorn Venison with Maple Syrup?

Elk or Venison Steaks Grilled to Perfection Here's how to turn them into steakhouse steaks!

Spice-Crusted Grilled Venison Roast Recipe This Spice-Crusted, Grilled Venison Roast recipe works great for any red meat roasts, including elk, deer or beef roast...

Corned Elk Recipe You can easily make corned venison and elk, moose or corned beef from these instructions...