Hunter Jackson was born on June 16, 1977, in Pawnee Illinois, USA. Hunter grew up on a local farm, and out of High School he went right into the workforce, worker as a local amateur logger. Through his time on the farm, he grew very accustomed to firearms and weaponry, aswell as general survival skills. As he grew older, he made a full time career out of lumberjacking and construction, traveling around bidding on contracts for the small company he worked for. Shortly before the outbreak, Hunter was contracted for his first out-of-country contract, working at one of many logging camps in Chernarus.