In Red Dead Redemption 2, hunting is an important part of exploration and survival in the vast open world. In addition to finding food and other necessary supplies, you’ll be able to use materials taken from fallen prey to craft outfits and talismans, which unlock special perks that amplify Arthur’s main attributes. As you travel, you may even stumble upon an elusive animal that other explorers have rarely seen. Your first encounter with such a beast will be the Legendary Grizzly Bear, which can offer up a legendary bear pelt if you’re able take it down.
These Legendary Animals can be found across the many regions of the map and take some extra effort to hunt. While some of these are small in stature, there are many that tower in size over Arthur and are quite dangerous in a fight. But if you’re able to take them out, you’ll acquire the means to craft some of the game’s most valuable accessories and outfits. These particular animals offer the rarest pelts and materials you can find, which can be turned in to the local Trappers and Fences–those shady, black market dealers offering up some of the rarest goods. But rest assured, any materials that can’t fit in your bags will be sent straight to the respective merchants.
In this feature, we’re giving you all the details you need in order to track and hunt each of the game’s Legendary Animals. If you want some extra tips for general survival and even fishing–which has its own set of Legendary Fish–be sure to check out our guides and features relating to each of Red Dead 2’s most involved gameplay systems. Furthermore, be sure to check out our new weekly series QuickDraw, which focuses on the game’s numerous gameplay features and along with a broader look on the impact of the Red Dead series.
Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear
Location: During the Chapter 2 story mission Exit Pursued By A Bruised Ego, you’ll encounter your first Legendary Animal. While it’s possible to take down the bear at this time, you can return later if you want better firepower. You can find it in Grizzlies East, north of the lake O’creah’s Run.
Fence: Bear Claw Talisman (Decreases health core drain by 10%) — Legendary Bear Claw, Silver Chain Bracelet, Quartz Chunk
Location: This rare beaver is known to wander southwest of Butcher Creek, which is directly to the west of Van Horn Trading Post.
Fence: Beaver Tooth Trinket (Slows weapon degradation by 10%) — Legendary Beaver Tooth
Legendary Bighorn Ram
Location: Living up to its name, this unusual ram can be found at Cattail Pond, just west of Valentine–the first town you come across in Chapter 2.
Fence: Ram Horn Trinket (Doubles amount of Creeping Thyme, Oregano, and Wild Mint collected): Legendary Ram Horn
Location: The rare boar can be found in Bluewater Marsh, north of Lagras in the Lemoyne region.
Fence: Boar Tusk Talisman (Decreases drain speed of horse health and stamina by 10%) — Legendary Boar Tusk, Cobalt Petrified Wood, Gold Earring
Location: In the mountains northwest of Strawberry, you’ll encounter this large buck.
Fence: Buck Antler Trinket (Receive higher quality parts when skinning animals) — Legendary Buck Antler
Location: First, you’ll need to complete the Chapter 4 story mission Country Pursuits, which introduces you to the beast while showing you why it’s so dangerous. Afterwards, you’ll be able to encounter the massive gator in Bayou Nwa, west of Lakay–which is north of Saint Denis.
Fence: Alligator Tooth Talisman (Decrease dead eye drain speed by 10%) — Legendary Alligator Tooth, Gold Jointed Bracelet, Vintage Civil War Handcuffs
Location: This fearsome feline can be found in Gaptooth Ridge, west of Tumbleweed.
Fence: Cougar Fang Trinket (Increase stamina XP by 10%) — Legendary Cougar Fang
Location: The hunting grounds for this dangerous coyote can be found in Scarlett Meadows, northwest of Northwest of Rhodes and Southeast of the Old Mill.
Fence: Coyote Fang Trinket (Increase dead eye XP by 10%) — Legendary Coyote Fang
Location: You can find this animal east of Bacchus Station in the Ambarino region–the northern section of the map.
Fence: Elk Antler Trinket (Increase money from looting by 10%) — Legendary Elk Antler
Location: The fox can be found near Mattock Pond, just north of Rhodes in the Lemoyne region.
Fence: Fox Claw Trinket (Increases eagle eye duration by five seconds) — Legendary Fox Claw
Legendary Giaguaro Panther
Location: To encounter this incredibly dangerous animal, you’ll first need to prove yourself as hunter by reaching the rank 9 challenge for Master Hunter. Afterwards, you’ll find it roaming west of Shady Belle in Lemoyne. This is directly east of Braithwaite Manor.
Fence: Panther’s Eye Trinket (Decreases dead eye drain speed by 10% for three seconds) — Legendary Panther Eye
Location: This massive moose can be seen in the area of Roanoke Ridge, which is near the northeastern corner of the map. Legendary Pronghorn Location: This rare antelope is found wandering in Rio Del Lobo Rock, just east of Fort Mercer in New Austin.
Fence: Moose Antler Trinket (Increases health exp by 10%) — Legendary Moose Antler
Legendary Tatanka Bison
Location: In New Austin, you can find this rare bison just southeast of the MacFarlane ranch at Hennigan’s Stead.
Fence: Tatanka Bison Horn Trinket (Decreases received melee damage by 10%) — Legendary Tatanka Bison Horn
Legendary White Bison
Location: You can find another rare bison at Lake Isabella, just north of Mount Hagen in Grizzlies West.
Fence: Bison Horn Talisman (Decreases the speed stamina drains by 10%) — Legendary Bison Horn
Location: This elusive wolf can be found in Cotorra Springs, west of Bacchus Bridge in Ambarino.
Fence: Wolf Heart Trinket (Doubles resistance to alcohol) — Legendary Wolf Heart