I wanted to share what I came across while checking a couple Rut stands that I have deep on my farm. The pictures you see below are of a stand I had not hunted since 2018. The last couple of times I hunted it I remember hearing it cracking while swaying in the wind. Everyone be sure to check the trees around your stand as they are as life threatening as the tree you are putting your stand in (especially ash). Treat everything that appears to be sketchy very seriously. If you have had any experiences like this please share them due to it may save someone's life.