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
24 November 2023

National Gamekeepers' Organisation on today's RSPB Birdcrime report

The facts are that birds of prey are thriving on land managed for shooting. The figures show us that all UK raptors are on the increase and the Hen Harrier is in fact doing best on moors managed for grouse shooting

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News Article
22 November 2023

An update on General Licences 40-42 for 2024/25

Defra have informed the NGO that for 2024/2025, the new General Licences 40-42 will replicate those currently in place

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News Article
9 November 2023

NGO to take legal advice over NRW game bird licensing recommendations

The NGO are disappointed that Natural Resources Wales have decided to recommend that Welsh Ministers add pheasant and red legged partridge to Section 9 of the Countryside and Wildlife Act. This follows a recent consultation where the public overwhelmingly spoke out against this proposal

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News Article
29 October 2023

Health and Safety Executive launch new consultation on lead ammunition

In April 2021, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) were requested by the Defra Secretary of State to prepare a dossier assessing the risks to the environment and human health from lead in ammunition.  

The dossier was to examine whether further risk management is needed to control the use or sale of lead in ammunition for outdoor shooting in the UK.

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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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