Conservation and Trapping Science

Today is Daniel Boone Day
Jun 7, 2021 09:12 ET
On today's date in 1769, frontier hero Daniel Boone supposedly first set his sights on the land that would eventually become Kentucky. The date is taken from John Filson's book, "The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucky". The book is also known for its appendix, titled "The Adventures of Colonel Daniel Boone".

Daniel Boone — the fur trapper, hunter, explorer, and frontiersman — was born on Nov. 2, 1734, in Berks County, Pennsylvania. As a youngster, Boone spent most of his time outside in the wilderness. His family moved near the Yadkin River in North Carolina in 1750. He soon joined the militia to protect white settlements from Native Americans. He then fought with the British in the French and Indian War.