The problems began when Ed Broder died in 1968, leaving no will. Broder's oldest Don had the rack in his possession, but as the years passed siblings contested his right to the world record deer. Legal wrangling and intense sibling rivalries ensued, culminating in Don finally losing a court battle in 1997. He was jailed for ten days for failure to turn over the antlers. Trouble was, relinquishing the rack was something impossible for Broder to do, as he'd sold the head to a Montana collector for the tidy sum of $325,000.