Gabriel Pigott, Marshman.

"The greatest wild-fowler and specimen;
hunter that Salthouse ever produced"  said C. D. Borrer of Cley.
"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.

"In 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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