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Jordan Sillars

Jordan Sillars

Jordan Sillars is a supporting editor at MeatEater who writes about firearms, conservation, and American literature. He hails from the East Texas piney woods, where he likes pursuing squirrels, whitetail, wild hogs, and sand bass (but mostly squirrels).

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What President Biden's "30x30" Plan Means for Hunters and Anglers

Public Lands & Waters

What President Biden's "30x30" Plan Means for Hunters and Anglers

By now you’ve likely heard about President Joe Biden’s “30x30” initiative. Also known as “America the Beautiful,” the program aims to conserve 30% of America’s lands and waters by the year 2030. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, about 12% of the United States’ landmass and 23% of its...
How onXmaps Is Creating More Public Land Access

Public Lands & Waters

How onXmaps Is Creating More Public Land Access

Public land hunters are facing a dilemma. Conservation organizations and state agencies in recent years have issued dire warnings about the declining percentage of Americans who hunt. At the same time, those who hunt and recreate on public lands have observed increased traffic, and COVID-19 has only...
Mysterious Deaths Near Yosemite Remain Unsolved

Public Lands & Waters

Mysterious Deaths Near Yosemite Remain Unsolved

Nearly two months after a couple, their infant child, and their dog were found dead in a remote section of the Sierra National Forest near Yosemite National Park, investigators still aren’t sure what killed them. Husband and wife Jonathan Gerrish and Ellen Chung were discovered by search teams on...