I'm looking into applying for Approved Witness status with the DMQ, however, I understand you require two referees, each of which needs to describe what they know about my "deer related experience", and both of whom must be AW's themselves.
I have plenty of friends who know of my experience and would provide me a reference, but none hold their Level 2. I did my Level 2 on paid stalks, so don't really know the AW's who took me out (and they don't really know my experience beyond the single stalk).
Any thoughts? How did the AW's out there get references or were you lucky and stalked with AW's before applying?
Many thanks in advance!