Latest BGA News

Fit for a King – Coronation Pheasant

Ahead of the Coronation of King Charles III on 8th May 2023, British Game Assurance are preparing for the celebrations with a delicious new, innovative recipe: Coronation pheasant. 

BGA Announces New CEO

British Game Assurance (BGA) today announces that Louisa Clutterbuck will take on the position of Chief Executive.

Poultry Register Reminder

A gentle reminder that it is a legal requirement for all commercial premises with 50 or more poultry to register.

Where To Enjoy Game During Game Week

All that is great about game meat will be celebrated across the UK this week when Great British Game Week returns for its sixth year from Monday 7 to Sunday 13 November.

Game Week 2022

British Game Assurance Announce Three Key Events for Great British Game Week

Game Meat Workshop

Game On-the menu workshops (Free to attend) - Book your place today… spaces are limited!

BGA Brand Partner: Lycetts

Lycetts tells us how their experience helps the shooting industry and how they are delighted to be back out meeting people at events.

Glaze and Gordon

Brand Partner Glaze and Gordon tell us why they started, what exciting things are coming up for them and why shooting is important to them.

Foxdenton Estate Company

BGA Brand Partner Foxdenton Estate Company discusses the company's rich history, involvement in the Shooting industry and what is coming up for them in 2022.

Gattertop Drink Co

BGA Brand Partner Gattertop Drink Co tell us more about the botanical vodka market

Defib Plus

BGA Brand Partner Defib Plus tell us more about Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

Update on Countryfile

BGA urges all shoots to get their game assured and go lead free in light of thorny segment on BBC Countryfile.

We Are Hiring

The British Game Alliance is seeking an Office Administrator

Where can you buy BGA Assured grouse this season?

The British Game Alliance has teamed up with the Moorland Association to promote grouse this season. If you are inspired by the recipes, or are interested in trying grouse for the first time, head to one of the following outlets:

Never a Wasted Shot

British Game Alliance assists shoots in raising standards by collecting spent cartridges.

Standards Update

Each year the shoot standards are updated to keep them in line with legislation and feedback received from the shoots.

Hoddy’s Dog Food

BGA Brand Partner Hoddy's tell us a bit more about their fantastic new game dog food.

Game Meat March

This month is Game Meat March, a campaign to promote the sustainability, health and environmental benefits of game in response to anti-meat campaigns.

Future-Proofing Your Shoot

A reflection on 2020, key debates & securing the industry for seasons to come. St David’s Game Bird Services first online event.

COVID-19: Joint Statement on Third Lockdown in England

Leading shooting, rural organisations and charities are reminding the shooting community of the importance of following the law and government guidance after the third national lockdown comes into force throughout England on 6 January 2021.

COVID-19: Alert Level 4 COVID-19 Restrictions in Wales

Leading shooting, rural organisation’s and charities are reminding the shooting community of the importance of following the law and government guidance after the new Alert Level 4 restrictions came into force throughout Wales on 20th December 2020.

Game Chef Hunt

The British Game Alliance is delighted to announce an exciting new competition for under 21’s that love cooking with game – or indeed those who wish to use Lockdown to learn how to cook game. The ‘Game Chef Hunt’ competition aims to showcase and celebrate great game recipes and talent of young people, running from 6th January through to 10th February.

Game and Foraging

We recently spoke to Helen Kobylec, who teaches countryside management at Lackham College, about the joys of foraging and cooking game, as well as learning a little about her experiences growing up in the countryside.

In Conversation with Keepers: Tracy Howe

We are delighted to kick off a new blog series, ‘In Conversation with Keepers’, where we will be chatting to gamekeepers around the country about the job, day-to-day life, how to inspire young people to get involved and their experiences as BGA members.

Welsh Lockdown

Major restrictions are being introduced as Wales enters a "firebreak" lockdown.

BGA Bites

The British Game Alliance launches ‘#BGABites’ today, a new campaign to celebrate shoots that serve game-based elevenses and to encourage those who don’t to try it.

England: Covid Safe Shooting and Gathering Limits

Since the announcement of new restrictions the BGA has been working closely with Defra, while our partner organisations have been doing vital work with Ministers and MPs. The Government has now announced Covid-safe shooting can continue under the new gathering limits.

Good Game Handling

At the British Game Alliance, we are keen to clarify the standards regarding good game handling as a key part of the BGA Assurance Scheme standards.

Grouse Bon Bons

Leon shows us how to make Grouse Bon Bons easy for a starter, canape or in addition to a main course.

Grouse Goujons

BGA Chef Ambassador Leon shows us how to make grouse goujons, ideal for children and those who haven't eaten game before.

Game Shooting Census

The Game Shooting Census by GunsOnPegs and Lycetts, is the only survey focusing on driven game shooting where the results are used to understand more, and better game shooting going forward.

12 Facts About Grouse

In honour of the fast-approaching Glorious 12th, here are 12 of our favourite facts about Grouse

The Gun Shop Interview Liam

Jonny met up with Liam Stokes, the new head of the British Game Alliance, and posed some hard questions on the BGA, it’s remit, conduct and future.

Covid-19 Restriction Letter to The Rt Hon George Eustice MP

The British Game Alliance has joined with BASC, CA, GWCT, NGO, MA and GFA to send a letter to Ministers emphasising the importance of game shooting to the rural economy and associated industries in the context of current lockdown restrictions.

A Return To Shooting

The Countryside Alliance, has produced a paper titled – ‘A return to shooting: a phased approach to shooting as lockdown restrictions are eased’.

The BGA End of Season Survey 19/20 Results Summary

The BGA recently conducted its end of season survey to give members* the opportunity to feedback on the successes and failures, as well as give both positive and constructive feedback to the organisation in preparation for the season ahead. 

Braehead Foods

Scotland's Largest Game Processor to only Collect from BGA Assured Shoots


An update from the BGA on the current situation.

Lincolnshire Game

The UK's largest game processor will be requiring all estates to be part of the BGA assurance scheme from next season

Samworth Brothers

BGA Secures New Markets for Game with one of the UK's Largest Food Manufacturers.

Eat Game Awards

The British Game Alliance are proud to partner with the Eat Game Awards to sponsor the Best Chef Regularly Serving Game Award


The GWCT answer some of the most common questions regarding lead shot

The BGA Audit

Some of the most common non-compliances on the BGA Shoot Audit

Game Meat Monday: BBQ Pheasant Pizza

This is a very flexible recipe that I thought I’d put in as a bit of inspiration to get the youngsters involved with game preparation and cooking as every kid loves pizza. 

GunsOnPegs Support

The GunsOnPegs team have made it easier for you to shoot with an assured shoot.

New BGA Stockists

The newest places providing British Game Alliance assured game to the market.

Eat Game Awards

The BGA team and their guests attended the Eat Game Awards at Boisdale Canary Wharf

Game Kofta Kebabs with Red Onion Salsa

Made with pheasant and partridge, our take on the popular spicy meatballs brings together the stars of wild game. Serve it as part of Middle Eastern-inspired mezze with lots of warm pitta bread, homemade hummus, and roasted aubergines, or wrap in flatbreads for an easy supper.

BGA New Stockists

The BGA is securing wholesaler and restaurant listings in its bid to grow the wild game market.