Welcome! I am in Burlington too! As far as hunting around here, it is hit or miss. Your best bet is to start accumulating some decoys. A couple dozen Mallards with some Teal, Wood Ducks, Buffleheads, and Ringnecks will do. These are primarily the species we see with some Black Ducks, Gadwalls, and Hooded Mergansers mixed in. As far as calling, buy a good call that is comfortable in your hands and stick with it. You will find that calling is one of the last things you need to do in our area.
Now the hard part...finding spots to hunt. Just start asking around
If you have any spots and need another hunter, shoot me a PM. I have dozens of decoys, blinds, and can call pretty good