I was out at ol' Picacho on Friday. It was crazy busy and guns were a booming. Surprised that guys only started shooting 3 minutes before legal. It was the first time I had been out there in the dark. I got totally turned around, even though I somehow ended up exactly where I wanted to be to park. Spot I wanted was already taken. Settled for something near by. I put out about a dozen dekes, my failed attempt at a jerk string, and then settled into some tules. As soon as birds started to land in the spread before shoot time I knew I was going to have a great morning. I shot 6 bluewing and one greenwing after only a hour into the hunt. Called it a day. On the walk out meet a fellow forum member. Day 2. Over the last month I have been doing a ton of scouting and was really excited about one spot I found. I over slept a bit on Sat. morning, but was out in the field right at legal. This pond is tuck way back behind loads of trees and tall brush. Each time I've checked it out there were ducks on it so my plan was to sneak up and maybe get a shot at any ducks already there. Walked up on it and jumped duck mallards. Only one was in range and I smashed him. I quickly set up my decoys and got into my hiding spot. Just as I was putting my gun down to really get settled in, I hear them. Wings and quacks. 12 mallards coming in hot, just like I had hoped. I missed on my first shot and then it took my other two shells to bring down my second drake of the day. A little later I hear and see two more mallards working. They made one big swing and then came right in. Boom. Double on mallards. Now I am really excited. 4 mallards and I've only been out there for about a hour. Nothing happened for awhile and then I saw a lone mallard swing over. He made a couple of passes before he locked in and dropped down. He had no idea I was there and I dropped him feet down at about 15 yards. I waited another half hour but didn't see anything else so I decided to go jump some tanks. All the roads were flooded out so I spent most of the day back tracking. I was also able to snag a few quail too. All in all a great first opening weekend in Arizona.