Airgun Training and Education Organisation (ATEO)
The ATEO educated, trains and promotes airgun shooting, encouraging more people of all ages and abilities to take up airgun sports.
The Association of Professional Shooting Instructors (APSI)
5 Birch Grove, Forsbrook, Stone-on-Trent ST11 0PT
Tel; 01782 397961
The APSI provide formal recognition and training to the many professional game and clay target shooting instructors who may, despite being highly qualified by experience, hold no formal qualifications. They are a full member of the British Shooting Sports Council.
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC)
Marford Mill, Chester Road, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 9HL
Tel: 01244 573000
BASC is the UK’s largest representative body for all sporting shooting in particular with regard to conservation and scientific research. The association also often represents shooting interests in the formation and legislation on the use of firearms.
British Deer Society (BDS)
The Walled Garden, Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge Hampshire SP6 1EF
Tel: 01425 655434
The British Deer Society works exclusively for the welfare of wild deer in the UK, providing high quality education and training in deer management, campaigning on deer welfare issues and lobbying for a sustainable wild deer population.
British Shooting Sports Council
PO Box 53608. London SE24 9YN
Tel: 0207 095 8181
The British Shooting Sports Council is a non-profit umbrella body bringing together Britain’s twelve major shooting associations to achieve consensus positions on political and legislative issues affecting the shooting sports.
Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA)
Edmonton House, Bisley Camp. Brookwood, Woking, Surrey GU24 0NP
Tel: 01483 485400
The CPSA is the national governing body for Clay Target Shooting in England, based at the National Shooting Centre, Bisley, Woking, Surrey, with approximately 25,000 members and 400 clubs and grounds affiliated or associated with them.
Country Land and Business Association (CLA)
16 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PQ
Tel: 0207 235 0511
The CLA is the membership organisation for owners of land property and businesses in rural England and Wales, representing the best interests of those living and working in the countryside.
1 Spring Mews, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH
Tel: 0207 840 9200
With around 100,000 members, the Countryside Alliance promotes and protects rural life in Parliament and in the media and on the ground, stating its vision as one of “a countryside where people can pursue their businesses, activities and lives in a society that appreciates and understands their way of life.”
17 Wakley Street, London EC1V 7RQ
Tel: 0207 837 0006
Established in 1891, the Dogs Trust is an animal welfare charity that works to rescue, rehome and protect dogs across the country. The organisation campaigns on important issues such as dog smuggling, animal abuse and neglect and finding homes for rescued dogs.
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT)
Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1EF
Tel: 01425 652381
The Game and Wildlife Conservation trust is a leading UK charity conducting conservation science to develop game and wildlife management techniques and improve the biodiversity of the countryside.
Gamekeepers Welfare Trust (GWT)
Keepers Cottage, Tanfield Lodge, West Tanfield, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5LE
Tel: 01677 470180
The GWCT looks after the welfare and interests of gamekeepers, land managers and ghillies in times of personal hardship.
Gun Trade Association
PO Box 43 Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 5ZE
Tel: 01684 291868
The Gun Trade Association is officially recognised in the UK as the organisation which represents the sporting, recreational and professional gun trade. With over 700 member businesses, its mission is to promote and protect the industry at all levels.
Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors
4 Holmlands Crescent, Durham Moor, Durham DH1 5AR
Tel: 01913 842499
The Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors provides a formal organisation representing qualified shooting instructors and coaches. The primary objective of the Institute is to promote the highest standards in the art of clay shooting tuition across the country.
The Kennel Club
105 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London W1J 8AB
Tel: 01296 318540
The UK’s largest organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting dog health and welfare ad providing a voluntary register for pedigree dogs and crossbreed dogs.
National Gamekeepers Organisation (NGO)
PO Box 246, Darlington DL1 9FZ
Tel: 01833 660869
The National Gamekeepers Organisation represents the gamekeepers of England and Wales, defend and promote gamekeeping, help gamekeepers and ensure high standards throughout the profession.
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Bisley National Shooting Centre, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey GU24 0PB
Tel: 01483 797777
The NRA is the official governing body of full-bore rifle and pistol shooting in the UK.
National Small-Bore Rifle Association (NSRA)
Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey GU24 0NP
Tel: 01483 485505
The NRSA is the national governing body for all small-bore rifle and pistol target shooting in the United Kingdom, including airgun and match crossbow shooting.
United Kingdom Practical Shooting Association (UKPSA)
PO Box 7057, Preston, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 4EN
Tel: 07010 703845
The United Kingdom Practical Shooting Association (UKPSA) is the official governing body of IPSC practical shooting in the United Kingdom.