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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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5 Best Mule Deer Cartridges

Firearms

5 Best Mule Deer Cartridges

Named for their large, mule-like ears, mule deer are the second most widely distributed deer species in the United States. However, since they’re best adapted to arid, rocky environments, they can only be found west of the Missouri River and especially in the Rocky Mountain region. This western...
Jordan Sillars Sep 27, 2022
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Biden Names Members of Newly Created 'Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council'

Policy & Legislation

Biden Names Members of Newly Created 'Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council'

The Biden administration has named 18 members of the newly created “Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council” to advise the federal government on issues related to hunting, fishing, habitat conservation, and shooting sports. The U.S. Departments of the Interior and Agriculture selected individuals...
Jordan Sillars Sep 26, 2022
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7,774 Yards: New World Record Rifle Shot Set in Wyoming

Firearms

7,774 Yards: New World Record Rifle Shot Set in Wyoming

A team of long-range shooting experts in Wyoming set what appears to be the new world record for the longest rifle shot ever completed: 7,774 yards or 4.4 miles. Scott Austin and Shepard Humphries led the team from Nomad Rifleman, a shooting range and instruction center based in Jackson Hole...
Jordan Sillars Sep 22, 2022
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The Truth About Credit Card Companies Tracking Gun Purchases

Firearms

The Truth About Credit Card Companies Tracking Gun Purchases

Three major American credit card companies announced earlier this month their intention to begin using a “merchant category code” (MCC) for gun stores. If Visa, MasterCard, and American Express move forward with the plan, purchases made at gun shops will be marked with a code reflecting that...
Jordan Sillars Sep 21, 2022
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