I would appreciate any comments, especially from Approved Witnesses on the following.
I recently had 4 stalks as part of DSc 2 and during these I lifted my rifle to one muntjac buck only, before he quickly disappeared. During the 4 outings I was asked lots if questions and told by the AW that he was very happy with everything I did, but because there was no cull he could not sign off any section of my portfolio. The trip cost me £700 including fees, fuel , hotel, tip etc.
Discussing it with a friend after the trip he said that the AW could have signed off those elements that were witnessed and covered by questioning (after all DSc accepts that not all competences may be covered in an outing e.g. Follow up of deer) and that the cull / gralloch element could have been covered on a desperate day (e.g.if deer shot from high seat ).
I would appreciate any views on the above.