15-year-old Nathan Garrett is the N.C. junior state champion mouth swan and goose caller and is the head guide at Wildfowler Lodge (910-233-0809) at Swan Quarter near Lake Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in Hyde County.

Swans are covering Lake Mattamuskeet and the ducks are just arriving in great numbers. Garrett hunts impoundments with standing cornfields and has a good success rate. Lodging is first-class with fine food.