More than 35,000 acres of prime habitat are open for hunting. There are many good choices, but Gray Lodge Wildlife Management Area is hard to beat. Billed as the "gem of the Pacific Flyway," this 9,167-acre wetland near Sutter Buttes may be the most intensively used duck marsh in the entire flyway. On a good day, more than a million ducks and geese might be in Gray Lodge. Mallards, pintails, cinnamon and greenwing teal, wigeon, gadwall, and buffleheads dart about in crossing flocks over flooded cropfields and wetland ponds. Up to 100,000 snow and Ross geese gather in huge feeding and resting flocks.