Becoming an A/W
Looking back over a previous thread where sikamalc stated
I wouldn’t say I am in complete agreement with your comments regarding Level 2, but I do appreciate where you are coming from.
I am well aware of some AW people who should not in my opinion be an AW, i even know of some who have only been stalking 5 minutes and become an AWm to the point where i know of 2 who shot their first deer with me a few years back and have
become an AW.
I have been thinking of doing level 2 for the sole purpose of becoming an AW so I can offer the service to our clients, I have been very fortunate in having Robin as a friend and mentor for the last few years and enjoy taking clients stalking especially those looking for their first deer
My question is, how long do you need to be stalking before you are up to the job,
To my way of thinking shooting a deer is no more difficult than shooting foxes
or stalking across a field to shoot a rabbit with an air rifle, and once you know how to gralloch and examine the carcass to make sure it is suitable to go into the food chain
what else would you need to know,
I see no reason why a keen stalker who has passed his dsc1 then gone on to do his level 2 should not make a good A/W as the knowledge gained is fresh in his memory.
Maybe I am missing something what do the forum members think?