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How much about shooting and rural issues do you really know?

GWCT apron

In association with Shooting Times, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is running a monthly competition to win a GWCT apron. So you can cook those game recipes in style and show off your mastery of shooting and rural matters at the same time.

You’ll find the quiz every month in Sporting Answers, towards the back of Shooting Times. (Take out a subscription here and you’ll receive a hefty reduction from the cover price in the shops – and you’ll also know that your Shooting Times will arrive through the letterbox weekly.)

Here are the sort of questions you’ll come across.

Larsen trap

1. Which of these traps was made illegal in Scotland in 1971?

  • Fenn
  • Gin
  • Larsen
  • Cage

Catherine Leach Holkham Hall

2. Which famous shoot is the birthplace of the bowler hat?

  • Linhope
  • Castle Hill
  • Holkham
  • Bolton Abbey



The Labrador has been the UK’s most popular dog breed for nearly three decades

3. Which breed claims ancestry from the now extinct St John’s water dog, exported from Newfoundland in the early 1820s?

  • Springer spaniel
  • English pointer
  • Labrador
  • Poodle


4. What is the collective term for ferrets?

  • Parliament
  • Business
  • Caravan
  • Pack

The Knowledge

You can take part in the GWCT and Shooting Times quiz here

Do you know the law? Now take the real test.

Visit GWCT to become a GWCT Accredited Game Shot and order your copy of The Knowledge guide to:

  • Understand the law on shoot day
  • Tell a premium shoot from a poor one
  • Learn more about wildlife conservation.

The Accreditation is based on ‘The Knowledge’ book on the conservation benefits of game management and the law on shoot days.

The work of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT)

We aim for a thriving countryside rich in game and other wildlife. What do we do?

  • We use science to promote game and wildlife management as an essential part of nature conservation.
  • We develop scientifically researched game and wildlife management techniques.
  • We promote our work to conservationists, including farmers and landowners and offer an on-site advisory service on all aspects of game and wildlife management, so that Britain’s countryside and its wildlife are enhanced for the public benefit.
  • We influence government policy with sound science that creates progressive and effective policies.
  • We support best practice for field sports that contribute to improving the biodiversity of the countryside.