Duck Dynasty... that is all you need to watch and study.
In all seriousness, my advice would be an organization like DU or Delta Waterfowl. Go to a banquet, meet some people, get involved in some of the events. You also can of course look for hunting clubs in your area.
My personal advice is don't burn any bridges (especially locally) and always be gracious of an opportunity to learn. Starting out fresh, it is like looking for your first job... network, network, network.
Some people just need a high-five.
In the face.
With a chair.