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The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation

The National Gamekeepers' Organisation (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 is a membership organisation. The NGO is for ALL shooters and NOT just gamekeepers.

The NGO's aim is:

"To promote, improve and protect gamekeeping in the United Kingdom, thereby securing a thriving long-term future for the profession."

The National Gamekeepers' Organisation is the representative body for gamekeeping, run by gamekeepers. The NGO is NOT just for gamekeepers but we support all shooters.

The NGO is run by a National Committee consisting of NGO Regional Chairmen, all of them gamekeepers elected by their local NGO members.


  • Our Main Office is based in county Durham and has three staff handling our database of 13,000 members, a mail order shop and all our other office back up.
  • We have two Development Officers, North and South, who assist our voluntary regional groups, organise events for members, liase with NGO sponsors and meet the public at shows.
  • Each area has an NGO Regional Group, formed of volunteers, gamekeepers and supporters, who help the NGO in their area. The chairman of the group is always a gamekeeper and has a seat on the NGO National Committee.
  • Members can opt in to the NGO Moorland Branch and/or the NGO Deer Branch to be kept informed of our specialist work in those two areas, each driven by its own informed, grass roots committee. There is more information on these branches in the NGO Members Only area of this website.
  • We also retain several consultants who help us with political lobbying, public relations, firearms advice and the production of Keeping the Balance, the NGO members' magazine.

Contact Information


The Great British Shooting Show: 17th, 18th and 19th of February 2023.


The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT.

Contact us

Call: 01258 857700

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