Beware The Rut

With our mild temperatures of late, much of autumn has unfolded as a welcome extension of summer. But Nature is never fooled about the change of seasons. Using daylength as a truer guide, fall colors have come and gone on schedule once again. Likewise, wild creatures are driven by the changing day lengths in November.

This month features one of the most exciting times in the deer woods, the whitetail breeding season, or rut. During this time deer are on the move and active at all times of day. This brings some of our best opportunities to see a graceful doe and majestic bucks. Unfortunately, these shortening days also distract deer so much they ignore oncoming traffic.

While the rut is an important natural event that offers great viewing opportunities, it is also a very dangerous time for deer and motorists. A deer can seemingly appear from anywhere at any time in November. So as one of our famous Wisconsin friends likes to say, it really is important to “watch for deer!”

Just like whitetail deer, it can be too easy for us to get caught in a rut and distracted when it comes to banking. For many of us, banking needs change over time. This is especially true for business owners. Instead of making workarounds and other temporary solutions, why not refresh your bank accounts and services to align with your current needs?

November is a great time to break out of your banking rut by visiting with a Horicon Banker. Together you can review your current accounts, loans, etc. and look ahead to future financial needs. Together you can evaluate alternatives and make changes as needed to ensure you and your business stay on the path to success.

Each Horicon Bank branch has Universal, Business, and Treasury Management bankers available in person or virtually to help you make good choices for your financial needs. With new Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs), an online digital branch, mobile banking, and all the traditional banking services, Horicon Bankers are always available to serve you.

Horicon Bank provides in person, virtual, and digital access to personal, commercial, agricultural lending, treasury management, home equity lines of credit, auto loans, savings accounts, CD’s, home loans and many other services available to help you achieve your personal, business, and financial goals. We are available to serve you anywhere on the map and online anytime you need us. Please contact Horicon Bank today for more information about opening an account, financing, and other resources. Thank you for making us the Natural Choice for all your banking needs. Please remember to drive safe and…watch for deer!

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