Welcome to the sport.
First, I'm 26 as well and have been hunting for 14 years and I don't know it all. I know this sounds bad, but you need to at least try and find someone in the area to go with you. However, like myself since I've moved this is not always possible.
You will learn a lot of stuff at the draws just talking with guys. Of course some guys won't tell you there spots, but other guys will at least tell you of dangers and just little tips for each area ie Grass lake.
If your hunting by yourself it is going to take years for you to learn what works best for you. Again this sucks, but we've all been there. Each area is different.
The most important thing is to take your time and stay safe. Some guys will do just about anything to get their spot no duck is worth messing with some of the idiots in this sport