The rivers and nearby Atlantic provide year-round entertainment. The convenience of Chicora Wood’s private boat ramp and dock gets you out on the river fishing for bass, bream, catfish, and most all southern freshwater species in no time. A short, twenty-minute boat run downriver to Georgetown and the Intracoastal Waterway’s southern turn will put fishermen in brackish, tidal water that supports an excellent “inshore slam” fishery of redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. Inshore anglers also target sheepshead, black drum, tripletail, tarpon, and all sorts of panfish. Nearshore boats chase Spanish and king mackerel, cobia, spadefish, and all worlds of bottoms fish from black bass to grouper. Conventional and fly fishing guides work out of nearby Georgetown Landing Marina, as do a number of offshore captains who run through the Winyah Bay jetties to blue water species like dolphin, tuna, wahoo, and billfish. A jump-off to all of this fishing action is within minutes of Chicora Wood by boat or car.
Chicora Wood is an intriguing property when it comes to the recreational hunting opportunities we feel it can provide. Historically managed as a turf farm, Chicora Wood’s landscape isn’t what you typically find in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. However, it provides an amazing template for an owner with vision to create a storied hunting property, and the general location is one where we know well-done improvements produce.
The 325± acres of previously managed turf fields are very well-positioned to be converted to quail habitat, upland waterfowl impoundments, and dove fields. A quality release quail program showcasing strong covey rises could easily be implemented in short order on this landscape with some basic cultivation. In the last couple of seasons, there are already areas not managed for turf that are beginning to flourish in native ground cover begging to be expanded on.
By supplementing the traditional rice impoundments with upland corn impoundments, it is providing many South Carolina landowners with great waterfowl habitat diversity for attracting and harvesting large numbers of ducks. We believe Chicora Wood’s turf fields present many ideal opportunities to create these upland impoundments and we are currently in the process of having a qualified land management firm evaluate the reality of this, and I encourage you to reach out to us to learn more about our findings.
To round out the southern wingshooting trifecta, a property would need to provide some fall dove hunting and the large open fields on Chicora Wood are perfect for developing several dove fields to host friends and family to kick off the hunting season in September.
Also, Chicora Wood is home to a significant population of turkeys, and the flocks of turkeys up and down Plantersville Road have for decades found this property to be a refuge. If turkeys are your quarry, Chicora Wood will more than meet your hopes. The plantation also offers quality deer hunting, and it is important to mention that this is a neighborhood of many well-managed plantations known for having excellent hunting opportunities across the board.
In summary, these large open landscapes will allow a wingshooter to optimize a layout for quail courses, waterfowl impoundments and dove fields to maximize what this landscape can produce both from a game species standpoint and from a diversification of quality hunting experiences. The best way to understand this potential is to come tour the property with us.