What do the questions consist of? Ive recently had the email through with all details on it but can't read the PDF files on my phone so need to get on laptop when I get chance, cheersBanus, a lot of it is about time, opportunity and homework. You have to complete 3 successful stalks with an accredited witness present at each. BDS prefer to have at least two AW's involved to help keep it honest.
Try to do it on a piece of ground that holds few deer or at the wrong time of year and suffer a 1 in 5 success rate and you are going to have 15 outings, all with a bored AW. Expensive in terms of time and money. Give yourself the best chance of success and do it at the best time of year on the most productive ground you can find. If you have to go with 3 paid stalks on really productive ground with a high rate of success where the stalker is an AW it can be cheaper than trying to do it on your own ground.
Both my AW's were great guys to be out with, Professional but fun. Do your homework. Get the questions wrong and they have to write it up, that's their job. Don't waste your time and theirs by getting it wrong.
I managed to get all three stalks signed off in two outings with two different AW's on their ground within a few weeks. There will be plenty on SD who are AW's and can help. This is where I found them.
Best of luck. Nigel
Thanks, was expecting to be told something completely different! I'l try and get laptop up when im homeThere is a long list from which the aw will choose, refresh yourself on the level 1 questions & read your portfolio and you’ll have all the information you need,they aren’t yes no right wrong questions necessarily but opportunities for you to demonstrate your knowledge. They will however tease out those who really don’t have the experience they think they have.