National Gamekeepers’ Organisation

Gamebird releases lower than estimated

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has released the findings of a study into the number of gamebirds released each year. A figure of 50 million had been widely used prior to this research but this appears to be based

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Gamekeeping students make history with award tie

For the first time ever, two gamekeeping students have tied for top place in the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation Frank Jenkins Memorial Trophy. This prestigious award goes to the best full- or part-time game-keeping student or apprentice of the academic year.

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Win a Polaris Ranger

The NGO is offering the chance to win a Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000 D UTV, worth more than £13,000 plus VAT

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2016 Countryside Clay Shoot

The date has been announced for next year’s Countryside Clay Shoot: Saturday 14 May at Six Mile Bottom in Cambridgeshire.

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Nominations now open for Bellamy Trophy 2015

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation Educational Trust is inviting nominations for this year’s Bellamy Trophy

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Gamekeeping and conservation representatives given honours

Gareth Edwards and Teresa Dent have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list

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Stoat traps under threat

An international agreement designed to regulate the fur trade in Europe and America could result in the UK banning currently legal stoat traps. Stoat traps in the UK are widely used for pest control, not for the fur trade, but the

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Countryside Clay Shoot resounding success

The NGO team won the Hugh van Cutsem Challenge Cup at the hugely popular Countryside Clay Shoot.  Organisers were delighted by the high turn out for the event at Six Mile Bottom, welcoming teams from some of the biggest shooting organisations in

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NGO Missing the Fair

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation has confirmed that it will not be attending a stand at the CLA Game Fair this year, to be held at Harewood House in Yorkshire. This is the first year that the NGO will not be

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Scottish landowners' licences at risk

Scottish landowners could be faced with losing their general licences if evidence of raptor crime is found on their estate. Scottish National Heritage has announced a new proposal to strip “certain areas of land” and individuals of their licence to

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