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Hunt for fun or for profit. Check out this guide to learn all there is about hunting in Red Dead Redemption 2, including Legendary Animals locations, what you get from them, and more!

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hunting

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What Do You Get From Hunting?

Get Money from Hunting Animals

Red Dead Redemption 2 meat

Selling animal meat, pelts, and eggs is a viable source of income in Red Dead Redemption 2. Traders will pay good money for high quality meat and pelt so make sure to always get a clean kill.

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Better Quality Meat Means More Pay

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hunting

The quality of the meat and pelt depends on shot placement, the weapon used to kill it, and freshness of the carcass. It's best to take kills to the traders as soon as possible to preserve freshness.

How to Get Clean Kills

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hunting Tips & Tricks

Shot placement and weapons are key to clean kills. Stick to small caliber weapons like bows and Varmint Rifles when hunting and aim for their neck or their head. It's also better to kill them in one shot.

Loot Crafting Materials from Animals

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hunting

Crafting materials like pelts can be taken from animals and turned into clothing or other items. Some crafting materials are exclusive to certain animals however.

Feed Your Camp with the Meat

Red Dead Redemption 2 Camp

Meat from animals will help feed your camp for a day. Keep the bellies of your companions happy with a good meat in the stew pot.

Hunting Tips & Tricks

Use Eagle Eye to Track Animal Scents

Red Dead Redemption 2 Tracking

Animal scents and blood can be tracked with Eagle Eye. Activating it will show a blue stream for scents or a red stream for blood that you can follow to locate them.

Study & Track Animals with Binoculars

Red Dead Redemption 2 Tracking

When you spot an animal with the binoculars, you will have the option to study and track them. Scan areas while on your horse to get a good vantage point and see animals from a distance.

Mark Weak Points with Dead Eye

Red Dead Redemption 2 Tracking

You can use Dead Eye to make hunting a bit easier. Mark animal weak spots like their necks to kill them in one shot and preserving their quality.

Use Bows for Cleaner Kills

Red Dead Redemption 2 Bow

Shot placement and weapon choice plays a part in the quality of the meat. Bows on the other hand will always do a clean kill, putting the meat at its highest quality!

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Skin Animals or Bring Them Back Whole

Red Dead Redemption 2 meat

You can skin animals right where you killed them or bring them back whole depending on your preference. You can strap on animals to the back of your horse so bringing them to shops is easier.

Hunt for Legendary Animals

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt

There are a number of Legendary Animals in the game that you can hunt for their unique materials! There are only one of each Legendary Animal so finding them can be quite a challenge.

How to Hunt for Legendary Animals

Check Their General Location in the Map

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt

Legendary Animal locations will be marked in your map upon the completion of the Chapter 2 - Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego mission. You can find them as Animals with a crown in the map.

Look for Clues in the Area

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt

You won't be able to find the Legendary Animal by just going around its location. You need to find clues marked as a question mark in your map. It also glows yellow when you use Eagle Eye.

Kill the Legendary Animal to Take its Materials

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt

To get their pelt and crafting ingredients, you will have to kill the Legendary Animal. No need to worry about how to kill it since its pelt will always be in perfect condition.

What Can You Do With Legendary Animal Materials?

Craft Unique Clothing at the Trapper

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt

Take the Legendary pelt to the Trapper to craft it into unique clothing! You can view the crafting ingredients as well as whether its fit for which weather at the Outfits tab of the Trapper menu.

Create Talismans at the Fence

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt

Materials taken from the Legendary Animals can be turned into Talisman that give you perks at the Fence. Select the "Crafting" option to see what talismans you can make from which materials and their effects.

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Legendary Animal Locations

Legendary Beaver

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Beaver

The Legendary Beaver can be found at the Elysian Pool in New Hanover. You will know you're in the right area when you get a prompt that you have entered a Legendary Animal's location!

Legendary Beaver Overview

LocationWest of Huron Glen in Lemoyne
MaterialsLegendary Beaver Pelt
Legendary Beaver Tooth
Crafting RecipesLegendary Beaver Flop Hat
Legendary Beaver Cavalry Gloves
Beaver's Teeth Accessories
Beaver Tooth Trinket

Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt Bharati Grizzly Bear

The Legendary Beaver can be found in the Grizzlies. Use O'Creagh's Run as your landmark then start moving north until you get the prompt that you have entered the Legendary animal's territory.

Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear Overview

LocationNortheast of O'Creagh's Run in the Grizzlies
MaterialsLegendary Bear Pelt
Legendary Bear Claw
Crafting RecipesLegendary Bear Head Hat
Legendary Bear Coat
Legendary Bear Roper
Bear Claw Talisman

Legendary Bighorn Ram

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt Bighorn Ram

Cattail Pond can be found west of Valentine with the Bighorn Ram's area right in between them. The location is quite easy to find since it is near the town.

Legendary Bighorn Ram Overview

LocationEast of Cattail Pond in New Hanover
MaterialsLegendary Ram Hide
Legendayr Ram Horn
Crafting RecipesLegendary Ram Hat
Legendary Ram Batwing Chaps
Legendary Ram Rifleman Gloves
Ram Horn Trinket

Legendary Boar

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Beaver

You can find the Legendary Boar in Bluewater Rush, which is just a few paces north of Lagras. Best be careful wading around the swamp as Alligators are also present in the area.

Legendary Boar Overview

LocationIn Blue Water Marsh in Lemoyne
MaterialsLegendary Boar Pelt
Legendary Boar Tusk
Crafting RecipesLegendary Beaver Flop Hat
Legendary Boar & Bison Fowlers
Bear Tusk Talisman

Legendary Buck

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt Buck

The Legendary Buck can be found in the large expanse of Big Valley in West Elizabeth. You'll know you're in the right area when you get a prompt about being in a Legendary Animal's territory.

Legendary Buck Overview

LocationBig Valley in West Elizabeth
MaterialsLegendary Buck Pelt
Legendary Buck Anther
Crafting RecipesLegendary Buck Vest
Legendary Buck & Fox Range Gloves
Buck Antler Trinket

Legendary Bullgator

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Bullgator

In the swamp waters just above Lagras hides the Legendary Bullgator. When looking for this animal, it's best to take caution as it's not the only alligator in the area and you might get taken by surprise.

Legendary Bullgator Overview

LocationSouth of Lagras in Bayou Nwa
MaterialsLegendary Alligator Skin
Legendary Alligator Tooth
Crafting RecipesLegendary Alligator Gambler's Hat
Legendary Alligator Vest
Legendary Alligator Fowlers
Alligator Tooth Talisman

Legendary Cougar

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Cougar

The Legendary Cougar's territory is in Gaptooth Ridge, right next to the town of Tumbleweed. It's a ferocious opponent so be prepared for a challenging fight.

Legendary Cougar Overview

LocationGaptooth Ridge in New Austin
MaterialsLegendary Cougar Pelt
Legendary Cougar Fang
Crafting RecipesLegendary Cougar Flop Hat
Legendary Cougar and Wolf Vest
Legendary Cougar Riding Gloves
Cougar Fang Trinket

Legendary Coyote

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt Coyote

You can find the Legendary Coyote in Scarlett near Rhodes. Traverse through the area until you get the prompt about being in a Legendary Animal's territory then start searching for clues.

Legendary Coyote Overview

LocationWest of Free Rock in New Hanover
MaterialsLegendary Coyote Pelt
Legendary Coyote Fang
Crafting RecipesLegendary Coyote Mountain Hat
Legendary Coyote Half Chaps
Coyote Fang Trinket

Legendary Elk

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt Elk

The Legendary Elk can be found grazing the lands east of Fort Wallace. Be mindful of staying too near the Fort or you might get shot.

Legendary Elk Overview

LocationEast of Fort Wallace in Ambarino
MaterialsLegendary Elk Pelt
Legendary Elk Antler
Crafting RecipesLegendary Elk Half Chaps
Legendary Elk Moccasins
Legendary Elk Range Gloves
Elk Antler Trinket

Legendary Fox

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt Fox

The Legendary Fox is relatively easy to find since it is confined in such a small area. Injuring it even with just an arrow will leave it unable to run so you can just run over to it and kill it.

LocationMattock Pond in Lemoyne
MaterialsLegendary Fox Pelt
Legendary Fox Claw
Crafting RecipesLegendary Fox Moccasins
Legendary Buck & Fox Range Gloves
Fox Claw Trinket

Legendary Giugaro Panther

A dangerous animal to hunt, the Guigaro Panther will give you a challenging fight before you can bring it down. You can find it Bolder Blade in New Austin.

Legendary Giugaro Panther Overview

LocationBolber Blade in Lemoyne
MaterialsLegendary Panther Pelt
Legendary Panther Eye
Crafting RecipesLegendary Panther Cloak
Legendary Panther Range Gloves
Panther's Eye Trinket

Legendary Moose

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt Moose

Endemic to Roanoke Ridge, the Legendary Moose stands out among other moose because of its gray-colored fur.

Legendary Moose Overview

LocationNorth of Brandywine Drop in Ambarino
MaterialsLegendary Moose Pelt
Legendary Moose Antler
Crafting RecipesLegendary Moose Hunting Jacket
Legendary Moose Moccasins
Legendary Moose Antler

Legendary Pronghorn

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Pronghorn

Found in Rio Bravo in New Austin, the Legendary Pronghorn can be easy to spook so make sure to stay low and above making unnecessary sounds like walking through bushes.

Legendary Pronghorn Overview

LocationEast of Rio Del Lobo Rock in New Austin
MaterialsLegendary Pronghorn Hide
Legendary Pronghorn Horn
Crafting RecipesLegendary Pronghorn Coat
Legendary Pronhorn Hide
Pronghorn Horn Trinket

Legendary Tatanka Bison

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Tatanka Bison Hunt

The Legendary Tatanka Bison's large frame gives you a bigger target. Shoot it down with arrows or rifles to quickly take it down.

Legendary Tatanka Bison Overview

LocationNortheast of Manteca Falls in New Austin
Materials3 x Legendary Tatanka Bison Pelt
Legendary Tatanka Bison Horn
5 x Prime Beef Joint
Crafting RecipesLegendary Bison Vest
Legendary Bison Batwing Chaps
Legendary Boar & Bison Fowlers
Tatanka Bison Horn Trinket

Legendary Wolf

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt Wolf

Right at the top of the food chain, the Legendary Wolf will not go down without a fight. Try to pick off its health first from a distance before engaging it in close combat.

Legendary Wolf Overview

LocationCotorra Springs in Ambarino
MaterialsLegendary Wolf Pelt
Legendary Wolf Heart
Crafting RecipesLegendary Cougar and Wolf Vest
Legendary Wolf Batwing Chops
Wolf Heart Trinket

Legendary White Bison

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Hunt White Bison

Its snow-white fur makes it really standout so once you spot it, it's easy to keep an eye on it. It's a big target that you can take down quite easily.

Legendary White Bison Overview

LocationNorth of Lake Isabella in Ambarino
MaterialsLegendary White Bison Pelt
Legendary Bison Horn
Crafting RecipesLegendary White Bison Hat
Legendary White Bison Coat
Bison Horn Talisman

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