Red Dead Redemption 2 Animal Wildlife Location Guide

Red Dead Redemption 2 Animal Wildlife Location Guide
Need to find specific wildlife & animals in Red Dead 2 for perfect pelts? This Red Dead Redemption 2 Animal Wildlife Location Guide will tell you a great spot to find each of the different species. Throughout Red Dead Redemption 2, you will hunt wildlife for perfect pelts for camp and gear upgrades.

Various camp upgrades and upgrades for Arthur, such as Satchel upgrades, require various materials, ingredients and resources gathered from the many different types of wildlife that inhabit the world. As long as you’ve mastered the basic hunting elements (check out our guide to perfect hides) you shouldn’t have a problem gathering everything you need.

Most of the wildlife can be found in multiple places. The places we’ve chosen to feature are chosen because they are reliable and easy to reach. When you reach an area, be sure to target the animals and check the star rating they have. You need a max level, 3 star, to receive a perfect hide. In order to get the perfect hide to remain perfect, you need to defeat the animal with minimal damage. Preferably, a single shot to the head with the correct caliber rifle. Inspect the animals prior to taking them down and you will receive the exact information you need to get the perfect kill for the perfect hide or pelt.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Animal Wildlife Location Guide – Small Game

Rabbit Locations
Rabbits can be found early and often. They are found on roads from time to time but really like to hide in tall grass. If you are on your horse they are easily spooked, get on foot if you want to track them effectively. Use a Varmint Rifle and a headshot to get a perfect hide. If you hit the ear and not the head, the pelt will be ruined. Both of the locations below are south of Valentine.

Red Dead 2 Rabbit Locations

Rabbit Location 3 Red Dead 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Rabbit

Beaver
Beaver’s can be found most lakes though a lot hang out at lake Owanjila, here on the map. To get a perfect pelt you will need to get a head shot with a Vermint rifle.

Beaver Location Red Dead 2

Beaver Red Dead Redemption 2

Iguana
I’m not sure if they are needed for crafting or not, they are found here though. Use a Varmint rifle to take them down clean.

Iguana Red Dead Redemption 2

Coyote
Coyotes can be found here on the map. To get a clean hide you will need to use a repeater on them.

Coyote Location Red Dead 2

Coyote Location Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Animal Wildlife Location Guide – Normal Game

Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer are extremely common from the start of the game. You can find them in the woods but they also like to frequent the river, giving you a great opportunity to hunt them from horseback. Use a rifle and get a headshot to get a clean kill on a Whitetail deer. They are plentiful near your first camp and south of Valentine.

Red Dead 2 Deer Location

Alligator
Gators can be found all over the Bayou. They can be tricky to skin because if they die in deep water, the corpse disappears. Try to take them down in shallow water or on the waters edge. You can use the bow or a scoped rifle with a head shot to get the perfect pelt.

Red Dead 2 Gator Location

Red Dead Redemption Gator Location

Elk
Elk can be found to the north east of Valentine, in Cumberland Forest. They will be among the Whitetail deer in the woods. A scoped rifle and a head shot if how you get a perfect hide from them.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Elk Location

Red Dead Redemption 2 Elk

American Bison
The Bison can be found in herds in the Heartlands. They take a rifle shot to the head to be brought down clean.

Bison Red Dead Redemption 2

Bison Location Red dead 2

Boar
Boars can be found here on the map, a rifle shot to the head will get you a clean hide. They travel the swamps during the swamps, avoiding the gators.

Boar Location 1 Red Dead Redemption 2

Boar Red Dead 2

Moose
Moose can be found up in the northern regions of the forests in the area. You will need a scoped rifle with a head shot to get a clean kill.

Moose Location Red Dead Redemption 2

Moose Red Dead 2

Bear
Black bear and Grizzly Bears can be found on the map in a couple spots. Black bears are more timid and typically run away from you, they also have a smaller chance of having a 3 star hide. Grizzly bears will straight up rush you and kill you if you don’t get them first but they have better hides. Anything but a scoped rifle is going to result in you destroying the hide.

Black bears
Black Bear Location Red Dead redemption 2

Black Bear Red Dead 2

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear Location Red Redemption 2

Mountain Bighorn Ram
The Rocky Mountain Bighorn Ram can be found up in the mountains. There is a bed of flowers here on the map that you can normally find a few of them hanging out. Use a rifle to get a clean kill.

Mountain Goat Location Red Dead 2

Mountain Goat Location Red Dead 2

There is a LOT of wildlife in Red Dead Redemption 2. As such, we are updating this Red Dead Redemption 2 Animal Wildlife Location Guide as we discover more parts of the game.

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