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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
18 April 2024

Conservation success stories celebrated at the annual Conservation Champions Awards

On Wednesday 10th April, the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation were delighted to team up with Marsdens Games Feeds to present a series of awards celebrating conservation and biodiversity in the game industry. We were delighted with the number of entries and the quality of the work that people are doing on the ground to improve biodiversity across the UK.

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News Article
16 April 2024

General Licence (game birds) frequently asked questions – April 2024

Defra have compiled a list of answers to frequently asked questions relating to the release of game birds under licence, which we have reproduced below. If any NGO member has an issue with their application or needs help, please get in contact with your regional chairman or development officer. 

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News Article
15 April 2024

Police and Crime Commissioners Elections of 2nd May

On 2nd May we will have the opportunity to vote for the Police and Crime Commissioner, who will hold to account the Chief Constable of the area where we live. One burning issue in some areas is the diabolical performance in relation to firearms licensing

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News Article
11 April 2024

Defra: Change to HPAI H5 Wild Bird Risk Level

The risk of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in wild birds in Great Britain has reduced from medium (event occurs regularly) to low (event is rare but does occur)

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


The NGO runs a comprehensive programme of national and regional events.


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