Since you are preparing for next season start now by hitting the road at day break and look for birds flying. Make a note where they are and what direction they are flying. High flying birds are making distance count, low flying birds are getting ready to land. Then go on google earth and try to narrow down where they are landing. Then the real fun starts, getting legal access, competing with other hunters etc. Sometimes you find the birds and it requires dragging a canoe filled with gear through the woods for a 1/2 mile. Waterfowling is not for everyone, It takes some effort and dedication to consistently kill birds. Scouting is very important, just because you had a great hunt last weekend doesnt mean they will be there again next weekend.
There are plenty of huntable birds in your area
Good luck and remember safety is always a must at any age!