NGO Blog

Welcome to the new NGO Blog!

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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Do official proposals threaten a crisis for the control of pest birds in England?

As Political Adviser to the NGO, I have been going through the lengthy consultation document issued by Natural England (NE) on 24 February on the future of the General Licences. These are the regulations under which gamekeepers and others control pest birds such as woodpigeons, crows, rooks and magpies. The suggestions make alarming reading. If you are a gamekeeper, a farmer, a pest controller, a pigeon shooter, a wildfowler or indeed anyone with an interest in the good management of the countryside, I strongly recommend that you read NE's consultation and send in your views to them by ...read more

Posted by: Tim Weston / 25 February 2014 at 16:09 / Comment

Exciting Lots are coming in for this years Auction, more sporting donations are welcome

We have already received some amazing lots for the NGO Auction which will be launched at the AGM on 16th April The lots recevied to date include a full weekend stalking Fallow and Roe for two rifles, trophy head stalks, red deer stalking plus many many more stalking lots, we also have a days driven mixed bag shooting in Co. Durham for a team of 6 guns, days rabbiting, duck flighting and even some Grouse shooting. There is something for everyone, perhaps for something a little different you may be interested in an opportunity to shoot wild boar ...read more

Posted by: Sarah Read / 07 February 2014 at 15:23 / Comment