Royal Gauntlet Visit

This past weekend, I was fortunate to visit the Royal Gauntlet facility located in Coweta, OK. Royal Gauntlet is a rehabilitation and education facility for birds of prey.

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Royal Gauntlet seems to attract the young adults of today which greatly increases the awareness factor for the future. So many young adults seem to be immersed in video games or the internet that nature and God’s creatures seem to take no seat at all unless they are part of the game. It is great to see exceptions while visiting the facilities.

Royal Gauntlet also does the Bird of Prey show at the Castle of Muskogee every weekend in May. If you are into education and birds of prey, this is worth checking out!

Eurasian Eagle Owl
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Royal Gauntlet is very proud of their Eurasian Eagle Owl. He is called “Ritual” and it is amazing to see this owl fly! Eurasian Eagle Owls are the largest owl species on the planet and at the age of maturity, their eyes turn red! I can not wait to see Ritual reach that stage.

He is a most amazing creature and I feel incredibly blessed to have seen him at such a vantage point!

Royal Gauntlet currently has a beautiful representation of birds of prey. Harris hawks, Red-tailed hawks,  three varieties of falcons, and three varieties of owls.

I can’t wait until the fair arrives at the Castle of Muskogee so I can show you more of Royal Gauntlet and their birds.

See you again next week for the next update!

Open Hunt 2011

Open Hunt 2011

Hosted by: Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey

This year’s open hunt was held in Coweta, OK off of highway 51.

The weather was good and the demonstrations were plentiful.

If you were there, you had a unique experience. Royal Gauntlet showed a Eurasian Eagle Owl, a Saker Falcon, a Peregrine Falcon, a Great Horned Owl,  a few Harris Hawks, a few Red-tailed Hawks, and a couple of flight demonstrations with certain birds.

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Open Hunt is held each year at the beginning of November. If you missed the 2011 hunt, catch us next year in 2012. Reminders will be announced at the castle of Muskogee’s ren-fair as well as on Royal Gauntlet’s blog. . . . so come to the Castle of Muskogee to see the birds that were at open hunt. The ren-fair is held every weekend in May!