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NGO Awards

The National Gamekeepers Organisation presented its prestigious Frank Jenkins memorial trophy and the NGO Educational Trust’s Bellamy award at a ceremony at the CLA Game Fair, Blenheim Palace, in July.   Matthew Harrison, a student at Bishop Burton College, was

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SGA urges members to help clamp down on wildlife crime

The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association has urged anyone with information regarding five dead kites and one dead buzzard that were found in March in the Conon Bridge/ Muir of Ord area in Ross-shire, to contact Police Scotland. SGA Chairman Alex Hogg

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Trap interference: BASC study launched

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has initiated a year-long study into the extend on unauthorised interference with legal traps and snares. The study, which will be carried out in Scotland with the agreement of land managers, aims to

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SGA hands in 'reverse tail docking ban' petition

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association has handed a petition to the Scottish parliament today calling for a reversal of the ban on docking the tails of working dogs, which was brought in in 2007. The ban to tail docking in England

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Illegal poisoning down in Scotland: year-on-year improvement

The number of birds reported as poisoned in Scotland has declined once again, as an annual report published by the RSPB shows. ‘The Illegal Killing of Birds of Prey in Scotland in 2012’ report showed that there were three birds

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SGA defends local input into deer management

The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association has been taking part in talks with the Rural Affairs Committee in Scottish parliament on the subject of deer management. Chairman Alex Hogg defended the representation of local people in deer management groups, saying that jobs

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Forward Focus

Helena Douglas finds out from Kenneth Stephen, press and public relations manager for the Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association, why it was set up and what its aims are

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SGA asks for keepers' help in fighting wildlife crime

The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association is teaming up with wildlife crime officers in a bid to prevent illegal freshwater pearl mussel fishing

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SGA speaks out on snaring

The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association has condemned the setting of illegal snares

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Angus deer cull anger

Peter Fraser, vice chairman of the SGA, has spoken out on the proposed cull of 690 deer around Caenlochan in Angus

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