Hunting challenges make a return in Red Dead 2. Check out this Red Dead Redemption 2 master hunter challenge guide to find all the animals you need to hunt. This will net you bonus cash, exp and new gear.
Red Dead 2 Master Hunter Challenge GuideThis one is automatically unlocked early on in the story.
This is West of your first camp. The rabbit tend to stay near the road and in the grass slightly off of the road. They can be hard to spot so use your hunter vision to see them over the grass. You can see the stars at the bottom when aiming at the rabbit, if it isn’t three stars then it won’t be a perfect pelt.
To the north of Strawberry you can find Grizzly bears in the woods here. I had on some scent remover and the bear still found me before I found it. You can kill them with a headshot and a rolling block rifle if you use high velocity ammo. Normal shots can work as well, though I’ve had it fail as well so I don’t risk it. Your horse can only carry one bear skin, the other two can be dirty kills if you want. Black bears also roam the area near the stream and in the woods.