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The National Gamekeepers' Organisation

The NGO is not just for gamekeepers, it is for all shooters. The NGO aim to educate the public on the good conservation work that keepers do

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About the NGO

The NGO was founded in 1997 by a group of gamekeepers who felt that their profession was threatened by public misunderstanding and poor representation. The NGO are helping to educate and inform the public as well as make sure legislation is fair and workable. The NGO is working hard to protect gamekeeping and shooting sports.

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The NGO are not just for gamekeepers but for all who shoot. We have a range of memberships to suit, and all of our members can take advantage of a wide range of benefits.

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Dedicated firearms advisor, deer branch and moorland branch.

Access to a range of training events.

Competitive £10,000,000 3rd party insurance package.

Legal Advice
(30 minutes free).

A range of membership benefits and discounts.

A dedicated office team answering the phone 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.

Our latest news

See what we have been doing to protect your jobs and sport.

News Article
10 June 2024

Further changes announced to GL45

As announced in early April 2024 the avian influenza risk level has reduced to low, therefore requiring Defra to review the general licence for gamebird release on SPAs (GL45). That work is now complete and the modified GL45 has been published, as well as updated FAQs. 

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News Article
10 June 2024

NGO responds to Labour's announcement on the banning of snares

Tim Weston, Director for Environment, Policy and Politics at the NGO said: "This seems to be a cheap vote-winning idea rather than a logically thought-through policy. Humane cable restraints are a vital tool to protect species such as curlew and lapwing which are declining mainly due to predation."

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News Article
5 June 2024

New research finds that shooting is worth £3.3 billion to the UK economy

The Value of Shooting report, commissioned by 24 rural organisations including the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation, has been published in advance of the upcoming General Election. 

Findings of the report include that shooting is worth £3.3bn (GVA) to the UK economy every year, and that shooting providers and volunteers carry out £500m worth of conservation work, equivalent to 26,000 full-time jobs and 14m workdays each year.

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5 June 2024

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation offer Labour Party Leader Sir Keir Starmer Honorary Membership of the organisation

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) have written to the Labour Leader, Sir Keir Starmer, offering him Honorary Membership of the organisation.

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What is the role of a gamekeeper in Britain today. What do they do and why do they do it?


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