greatest wild-fowler and specimen;
hunter that Salthouse ever produced" said C. D. Borrer
"Some of the rarest birds in many Norfolk collections fell to his gun, for
in those far-off days the arrival of any feathered rarity was the signal for
every local fowler to set out at once in its pursuit.
"He is remembered as the last of that semi-amphibious race of marsh-men
who lived almost entirely by means of gun and net.
those days, when Gabriel was young, no kind of protection for birds
or animals existed, and in later years he told how returning punt-
gunners emptied their great muzzle loaders by
shooting the avocets to avoid the trouble of ‘drawing the charges’."
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