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09-15-2008, 08:00 AM
I taught Sarah to shoot and butcher a moose ... Washington won't scare her (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/the_real_american_idol/article1687959.ece)

in Wasilla, Alaska

Published: Today

SARAH PALIN learned to call the shots at an early age — she got to grips with a gun at eight and made her first kill at ten. The moose-hunting mum-of-five from Alaska grew up shooting animals and skinning them on the spot before hauling the meat home for the family freezer.

Sarah’s dad Chuck Heath shot a grizzly bear three years ago and its skin adorns a sofa in Sarah’s office. Now she is in the political bear pit after accepting the Republican Vice-Presidential nomination. Chuck told The Sun: “Sarah was always very determined. Whatever she lacked in skill she always made up in determination. She always tried her hardest to be the best at everything she did.

“She was also very stubborn. I wasn’t mean to her but I taught her discipline. But I could seldom bend her if she’d made her mind up on something. “She started shooting a gun when she was eight and shot her first animal when she was ten. It was something small, possibly a rabbit. “She is a really good shot. I taught her to shoot a moose and dress it, to fish and hunt for game. “We raised our family to be able to support ourselves — 90 per cent of our meat and fish we get ourselves.”

He admitted he was in a “dreamland” when Palin accepted the offer to run with Preidential hopeful John McCain. Mr Heath, who retired from teaching science and now works for the Federal Wildlife Services Program, continued: “I would tell those boys in Washington, ‘Don’t underestimate her.’ “She’s a hard worker and a determined lady. The Democrats won’t break her.”