Get out to the areas you are thinking of hunting. Sometimes they don't look nearly as good up close. Now and then you find one to get excited about.
Scouting can really be one of the most enjoyable parts of the hunt. It's taken me to some incredible places that I wouldn't have seen otherwise.
If you have the opportunity to visit your hunting unit the week or season previous to your hunt you can sometimes learn a lot. For instance sometimes you will see a lot of hunting pressure in places you thought would be good. You can also see where they are having success.