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Jordan Sillars

Jordan Sillars

Jordan Sillars is an outdoor writer with bylines in Game & Fish and National Review. He's working on a Ph.D. in English at Baylor University, where he studies the intersection of American literature and the environment.

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5 Best Cartridges for Western Whitetails

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5 Best Cartridges for Western Whitetails

Open country, high elevation, and long shots are staples of Western whitetail hunting. Your rifle cartridge better be able to handle it. In most scenarios, the .30-30 Winchester that shines in the thick foliage of the Appalachians won’t get the job done in the Great Plains or Rocky Mountains. You...
The Best Straight-Wall Cartridge for Whitetail Hunting

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The Best Straight-Wall Cartridge for Whitetail Hunting

Straight-wall cartridges are surging in the whitetail world. The best evidence of this is recent legislation. Several big deer states—including Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, and Indiana—have passed laws in the last five years allowing straight-wall cartridges in zones previously designated as shotgun- or...