Farther inland, Avery Outdoors pro-staffers said it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Jeremy DeVries in Billings, Mont., reported that ponds have started to freeze, and rivers are starting to ice up, as well. He said light snow cover makes fields a good bet for Canada geese and mallards. "Wigeons, gadwalls, and green-wings are around, too, and I saw large groups of goldeneyes the other day," he said. "Birds are in large bunches right now. If you are where they are, shooting a limit is likely. If you're not in the right spot, it can feel like there are no birds at all."