I was lucky enough to get my first bird on opening day, Sunday, here in Oklahoma. The big boys are still henned up at this point and reluctant to leave their girls, but a couple of jakes got lost and found their way by our blind.
He was 15 lbs and had 6" beard. No monster, but nice enough for my first bird. I could barely feel my legs when I stood up, but somehow got through it.
I'm going back this weekend looking for a big boy.