For shoots to become members of the BGA and suppliers of BGA-assured game, they have to meet a set of regulations covering how birds are reared, shot, handled and stored, as well as guidelines that ensure sustainable and environmentally friendly practice.
This includes everything from responsible land management to high welfare during rearing. If shoots meet these standards and commit to self-regulate, they’re able to join the British Game Assurance and attain BGA assurance.
The British Game Assurance are regulated by a comprehensive set of standards that demand:
- Sustainable practice, the protection and preservation of the countryside
- High welfare standards for rearing and production of game
- Ensuring sustainable and ethical practices from all its producers
- Providing top quality, higher welfare game that’s been responsibly and sustainably sourced