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
19 February 2024

Rodenticide report gives the first exact definition of a ‘building’ in relation to rodent pest control

In readiness for all anticoagulant rodenticide purchases being restricted July onwards to their use inside and around buildings only, the latest UK Rodenticide Stewardship annual report includes for the first time an explanation specific to rodent pest control of what constitutes a ‘building

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News Article
19 February 2024

New ambassador joins the the Gamekeepers' Welfare Trust team

Darren Preece is joining the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust (GWT) Team as Ambassador for the Midlands

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News Article
2 February 2024

Twelve years of monitoring barn owl breeding by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use

The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use UK has monitored barn owl breeding in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Partnership every year since 2011. Over the study’s 12 years, the percentage of successful nests ranged between 23.2% in 2013 and 64.5% in 2014, with the annual average 46.3%. An average of 2.9 chicks flew from every successful nest

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News Article
2 February 2024

Letter from the Secretary of State regarding gamebird licensing for 2024

As a stakeholder in the discussions regarding Defra’s gamebird licensing, the NGO have today received the below email from the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Steven Barclay, regarding gamebird licensing for 2024

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Gamekeeping

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

Events

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

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