This sorry tale (in my opinion) is regarding how much a DMQ Level 2 Witness has just charged a friend of mine for "assessing" him for his level 2.
I will try and make this as succint as possibe.
Basically my friend had phone contact with the assessor and email corespondance and a price of the following was agreed.
£125 for 2 outings per day and £75 per day for him carrying out the assessment.
My friend turns up and shoots over all 9 Fallow deer. One buck and the rest does.
On monday morning just gone, my friend and the assessor successfully get onto a buck. The assesor tells my friend to shoot it. The shot is good and the buck goes down. Upon approahing the animal the assessor says "oh it's the white one it's the white one! That was the white one I was saving for someone to come up and shoot from Cheshire". It is a nice buck. Not medal class but with fair palmation and a very nice representation - all white.
At the end of the 2 days, my friend has shot 9 deer in total so it comes to settle up time. He talleys it all up and says "ok that all in comes to £900".
He then proceeds to breakdown the costs:-
It appears that does are £40 per animal and "cull bucks" £75 per animal.
He says "but I will have to charge you £180 for the white fallow". Remember the assessor told him to shoot it and the price was never mentioned. My friend thought it would be charged as a cull buck as it was a mistake the assessor had made.
My firend came away feeling pretty sick and rang me to ask if I thought it was fair.
Furthermore the assessor has said he is not yet comepetent on the gralloch and has told him that it would be a good idea to come back in February to improve his competency on the gralloch!!! What a ******* is what I say. Also he has not filled in any of the portfolio. Not about his rifle handling skills or whether his knife was sharp or wearing gloves etc etc the portolio is blank.
My fallow average out at 34 - 37 kg's per animal dressed out so I make that at £2.20 a key £736 in value down the game dealers.
My friend said to me "is that the going rate" and although he felt a bit sick didn't necessarily think that e had been wronged.
The assessor has made over £1600 in two days. I say that is outrageous. What I am looking for is everyones opinions on this.
Look forward to your responses.