Taxidermist Scott Odenbrett called in this 28-point leviathan with a doe can after only five minutes on stand, and then arrowed the heavily palmated buck at four yards. A green score tallied 256 7/8 inches—not bad for a 150-pound “Missouri hill deer” with a 16-inch spread.
Scott Odenbrett owns his own taxidermy shop in Exeter, Missouri and has seen his share of big bucks. During muzzleloader season last December, he thought he had a 28-pointer to call his own, but his shot glanced off a branch and only took off a piece of his antler. Steve Hill got the story of how Odenbrett got a second chance, and succeeded, in taking the same buck this year with a bow.