Amy Sward

Amy Sward MHAF Pro Staff

Born and raised in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, I come from a long line of outdoorsmen and hunting and fishing have always been a part of my life.  My father took me to the woods when I was a little girl and taught me how to look and listen for signs of wildlife.  He also taught me how to fish for trout in local creeks.  The first day of deer season and the first day of trout season were like holidays in our household.

My grandfather enjoyed trapping and as a teenager I often went along with him to check the traps.  Raccoons, red fox, and grey fox were harvested from the traps in the woods and muskrats were harvested from the traps by the Juniata River.  I have many fond memories of trapping with my grandfather.

I have enjoyed hunting small game and hunting whitetail deer in rifle season over the years.  In January 2014 I went waterfowl hunting for the first time and fell in love with it.  I am looking forward to hunting ducks and geese along the Juniata River.

I enjoy sharing my love of the outdoors with my family.  Camping and kayaking are popular activities. I love to hunt and fish with my three nephews and my grandson.  My two granddaughters enjoy fishing and hopefully they will show interest in hunting in the future.  I will be ready and willing to teach them just as my father taught me when that day arrives.