The best advice I can give you is to get out and look for ducks. This time of year is a great time to watch and learn. Pay attention to the areas you see them in different types of weather, what the different ducks look like when flying and sitting, and how they interact with each other. If you can, take some pictures and try to let your decoy set-ups look like that once you are actually hunting. As hunting season approaches, you will need to figure out where they are hanging out and/or eating. Hopefully you might be able to hook up with someone from your area. Just remember, the ABSOLUTE worst thing you can do is screw somebody over who might be nice enough to take you to one of their spots. Good luck!
I wanna die in my sleep like my grandpa did.
(not yelling and screaming like everybody in the car with him)