From the _Los Angeles Times:

_In 2003, [at The National Outdoors Show] Tiffany Brittingham became the first Miss Outdoors contestant to skin a muskrat in makeup and earrings, paving the way for others. Last year, a contestant skinned a muskrat in the talent competition. . . [but] lost. . . .

In this year’s pageant, contestant Lauren Edwards dunked a large chicken in scalding water and plucked it with her bare hands. She lost the pageant and a $1,500 college scholarship, alas, to a radiant young lady named Abbigail Tyler, who sang, and wore, “Red High Heels.”

Now that just has to pique your interest. So check out the full article for more details.