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This is the place to find out what is going on in the NGO and in gamekeeping and to get involved. All posts are moderated by the NGO before appearing. Material deemed unsuitable will be excluded. NGO Members can also use the NGO Discussion Forum in the members-only area of this website.

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Natural England Offer Response to Hen Harrier Joint Recovery Action Plan Petition

The e-petition 'Hen Harrier Joint Recovery Plan - publish it' signed by 10,442 signatures and a response has been made to it. As this e-petition has received more than 10 000 signatures, the relevant Government department has provided the following response: The Government is concerned about the hen harrier population in England and acknowledges the need to take urgent action. The latest survey undertaken in 2010 found only 12 pairs in England. In 2013 no young fledged for the first time in over 50 years and although we are encouraged that there are four nests ...read more

Posted by: Tim Weston / 10 October 2014 at 14:39 / Comment

October bounty

As we move into the winter proper October sees the start of the pheasant shooting season and a time when all of our quarry species are in season. For sportsmen and women October is a time of plenty but a very busy time for gamekeepers up and down the country. Moorland keepers will be trying to burn heather fitting it around the grouse and in the lowlands the partridge and now pheasant season is in full swing. For the National Gamekeepers' Organisation this autumn has been exceptionally busy with us organising the first ever anti poaching conference ...read more

Posted by: Tim Weston / 06 October 2014 at 14:35 / Comment