Lindsey tries her hand at deer calling at an annual competition in the Peak District.
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I'm on the lookout....
for the largest land mammal in the UK -
the red deer -
and it's around here somewhere.
I'm on the Eastern Moors in the Peak District.
And I've also been told there's a competition,
-and I love a competition.
-Hi, you must be Danny.
-Shall I show you where to find the deer?
-Absolutely. Sounds good.
-And we can lose the hat as well, it's not necessary.
OK. Always follow the expert.
'Danny looks after these moors and knows all about red deer.'
So, Danny, what are we doing today? Why are we here?
We're here... We're up on Big Moor in the Peak District and we're
here looking to spot red deer.
Speaking of spotting them, I can definitely hear them.
-They're so noisy, aren't they?
At this time of year,
the red deer come together and the stronger stags...
It's quite a spectacular event,
the stags lock antlers and they're battling for supremacy to
be able to mate with the hinds that are out there.
Oh, so it's a bit of a deer-off, it's like a competition, isn't it?
The noise you can hear is also how they show how deep their voice is
and therefore how formidable they might be.
'The way the red deer call out is known as bolving
'and it's most common at this time of year.
'So common, in fact, people round here have a competition
For the past three years,
people have gathered right here on the Eastern Moors for the annual
Red Deer Bolving Championships, to see if they can roar like deer.
I'm being serious, this is a real competition.
'Now, I'm going to be getting involved,
'obvs, and if I'm going to do this, well, I'm doing it properly.'
Right, where is the competition?
-Lindsey, I think you've got the wrong end of the stick.
That's very awkward.
'So, after a quick change,
'the competitors head over the moors towards the deer.'
'If I'm going to stand any chance at all, I'm going to need some advice.
'Luckily, last year's champion, Flora, is on hand to help.'
So, what can you tell me, what are your top tips for me today?
To be really, really loud and to be really confident.
-And don't be embarrassed.
Yeah, because I do feel a bit silly doing it,
-but have you got to just go for it?
OK. Good luck. Let's do this.
Let's bring that medal home.
'Competitors are marked by a team of judges and get points for
'style and how real they sound.
'What really impresses the judges, though,
'is being able to get a deer to answer back.'
'So, let's get ready to, er, bolving!
'Oh, it doesn't really work, does it? Just start.'
'Wow. I did not see that coming.'
'Competition is fierce and some people are really going for it.'
-Do I have to compete, Flora?
-If you signed up.
I did sign up, yeah.
It's my own fault, really, isn't it?
'And before long, it's my turn.'
Time to step up.
'Not bad. But then...'
'My first attempt and I got a deer to call back. Time for another go.'
'I even surprised myself with how good I am.'
Is that all right?
OK, you can do it.
'Time for Flora to show me how it's really done.'
High five. That was good!
I learnt from the best.
'As the competition goes into the night,
'the judges have a lot to think about.'
'Flora's sister, Poppy, has a go, too.'
'And she's pretty good.
'It's time for us to head back to get those all-important results.'
OK, this is it, the judges are just coming out.
They've got the results.
Nerves are kicking in.
'Over to head judge Roger.'
The overall winner, unanimously decided by all three of us,
was number 74, Andy.
'Turns out the judges didn't think I was very good at bolving.
'Can't win everything, I guess.
'But Poppy was so good that she's taken the medal from her sister
'this year, keeping it in the family.'
Do you know what? This has genuinely been one of the weirdest
and most wonderful Blue Peter filming days ever.
I've never laughed this hard. So, guys, I think one last time, ready?
THEY ALL ROAR
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