Danny "Ranger" Everett was raised in a small farming community in the hills of Southwest Virginia in a family of coal miners and farmers. From a young age he was taught to shoot, to hunt, and to tend to livestock and crops. He comes from a 5th generation farming family and from an early age he showed himself as a a hard worker and an even better marksman with his Winchester Model 70. He grew up getting silver and gold medals throughout the East coast in American shooting tournaments and for a while strived for going Olympic. However his stage fright would lead him to enjoy being secluded within friends and family on his rural farm.
He began to take a liking to hunting more in his late teens and would hunt a variety of turkey, deer, foxes, boars and wolves. As he grew into adult hood he began to sell the pelts of animals he shot on his farm to private buyers and combined with his revenue from his farm he began to travel the world on big game hunts. Exploring much of the world as a survivalist he would venture out into the wilderness for weeks on end to hunt animals that would not be native to North America, he started in the Savannah's of Africa, then worked his way to the Jungles of Indochina, then finally he would find himself in Chernarus tracking down a trophy Elk when he finally tracked it down and found it being eaten by a infected soldier which during a brief scuffle he would kill. Ever since then he survives on the woodland, looking for humans to survive alongside with, in whatever way he can.