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They are also an incredibly <strong>splendid sight</strong>. Their tawny-colored bodies and furry-looking antlers seem to glow in the diffuse, muffled sunlight just after dawn or prior to twilight. <br /> <br /> An <strong>added bonus</strong> this month is the opportunity to closely approach the offspring of last year's mating season. In August, the <strong>fawns</strong> still retain many of their spots (though they will soon disappear) and most have lost any shyness around humans.<br /> <br /> The bucks will rub off the <strong>velvet</strong> in early September since the rut begins around the middle of that month. 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