With the Santee Delta and several well-known rice plantations to the south, we developed this 400-acre property with one target in mind: Ducks.
In a place where wood ducks, gadwall, teal and widgeon were already using flooded woods, we added upland duck impoundments — flooding corn and some chufa. The results have been great. For as long as the food lasts, swarms of early wood ducks followed by nice groups of green-winged teal, wild mallards, gadwall, and a few widgeon have used these ponds. We’ve killed woodies, teal, ring necks, mallards, black ducks, mottled ducks, shovelers, widgeon, and gadwall on this property.
Four electric wells supply water to approximately 12 total diked plantable acres and another 10 acres of flooded woods. A long intact road bisects an additional 90-acre block of flooded hardwoods with excellent sneak-boat access and open pockets. Complete with ample paved road frontage, a small lodge, power, roads, mature pines and a few scattered food plots — Santee Ridge is a solid duck play that could be developed even further. The gate is one hour from Mt. Pleasant and 20 minutes from Georgetown.