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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).

Recent Posts

Caliber Battle: .300 Winchester Magnum vs. .308 Winchester

Firearms

Caliber Battle: .300 Winchester Magnum vs. .308 Winchester

For all the bickering between fans of the .308 Winchester and the 6.5 Creedmoor, both cartridges represent similar philosophies of ammunition optimization (hang with me; we’ll get to the .300 Win. Mag in a second). Both the .308 and the 6.5 seek a balance between power, size, and recoil energy, and...
Jordan Sillars Nov 17, 2022
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Bar Room Banter: The Great Squirrel Stampede of 1822

Small Game

Bar Room Banter: The Great Squirrel Stampede of 1822

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, pour yourself a glass of something good, and take notes as we look at America’s most destructive stampede of squirrels this side...
Jordan Sillars Nov 9, 2022
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Landowner and Hunter from Viral Duck Hunting Incident Charged with Trespass, Harassment

Public Lands & Waters

Landowner and Hunter from Viral Duck Hunting Incident Charged with Trespass, Harassment

The landowner and one of the hunters involved in a viral duck hunting confrontation have been charged with class A and B misdemeanors, according to court documents obtained by MeatEater. Jeffrey Erman, the landowner seen in a recent video berating a group of hunters, has been charged with trading in...
Jordan Sillars Nov 4, 2022
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Hunter Accused of Homicide After Altercation Over Hunting Spot

Public Lands & Waters

Hunter Accused of Homicide After Altercation Over Hunting Spot

A Pennsylvania hunter has admitted to shooting and killing another hunter this week after an altercation over a hunting spot. David Heathcote of Emlenton, Pennsylvania, told emergency services that he shot Robert Wingard with his shotgun after Wingard threatened to shoot his dogs and his daughter...
Jordan Sillars Nov 3, 2022
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