Simon Garnham

Simon Garnham

Simon Garnham left the Royal Marines after ten eventful years. He now combines managing the family’s small farm in Essex with teaching English, wildfowling and running a highly informal shoot.

night foxing

My grey partridges have been a pleasure this summer. Unlike their red-legged counterparts of previous years, they’ve been placid and calm. When I’ve introduced new birds to a pen, they’ve…

starting wildfowling

Eyebrows were raised at the last round of Home Office firearms licensing statistics when it was revealed that a seven-year-old had been approved for a shotgun certificate. That decision led…

pigeon shooter

Persuading a landowner to allow you access to their valuable business with a firearm can make decoying wary woodies or achieving blind retrieves over water look like child’s play. In…