There's gold in them that hills...If by gold you mean ducks, and by hills you mean along that road? Then yes there's ducks.
There's not huge numbers and you see mostly young-of-the-year juveniles but the variety is good and there's virtually nobody hunting them. So if you're headed up that way for big game bring your shotgun along. There are several lakes and ponds a short walk from the highway that obviously have birds but if you are willing to walk definitely glass the ponds and kettle lakes in the distance.
This is me, Terra and two of the three birds we took. This was a dumb luck double--there were about a dozen of these birds along the lee shore of a 10 acre lake about 20 yards out. As I was creeping through the willows along the shore they flushed, wheeled and and crossed in front of me. I swung into the lead bird, shot and two ducks tumbled into the water. Terra did the rest.
Oh, and since this all started out as stalk on the ptarmigan cackling behind camp that led to spotting swans in the distance that revealed the ducks...I was wearing orange when I shot these birds. I forgot my camera and my phone was charging in the truck. My buddies wife took this staged pic for me when I got back to camp.
Anyhoo, it's a haul and the birds are sparse but they're there and the country is spectacular.