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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
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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News Article
26 March 2024

New General Licence (GL45) to cover the release of gamebirds on or near certain Special Protection Areas 

The Secretary of State for Defra, Steve Barclay, has announced the approval of a new General Licence (GL45) to cover the release of gamebirds across 30 Special Protected Areas (SPAs)

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News Article
25 March 2024

The NGO encourages raising awareness of the dangers of off-lead dogs to livestock and wildlife

Monday 25th March marks the beginning of Livestock Worrying Awareness Week. With that in mind, the NGO encourages all campaigns which raise awareness of the dangers of off-lead dogs to livestock and wildlife

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News Article
22 March 2024

New compulsory bird registration rules will apply to all bird keepers

Defra has announced new rules which include compulsory registration requirements for all bird keepers, as part of a new measure to combat outbreaks of avian influenza

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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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