Crocodiles, cougars, and bears— oh my! For those who aren't the most experienced outdoor people, or believe that hunting is immoral, hunting in a video game is a virtuous alternative. Red Dead Redemption 2 is loaded with content, including hot air balloon riding, fishing, and hunting. The game is genuinely terrifying when facing savage animals like bears, cougars, wolfs, and panthers.
Hunting in Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn't have to be an arduous experience. This guide will provide tips on how to hunt big and small game. Be warned; this section contains graphic material. No animals were harmed in the making of this list. These are the 10 most difficult legendary animals to hunt in Red Dead Redemption 2.
10 Legendary Boar
A boar is a large wild pig. Given its size and mobility (or lack thereof), the Legendary Boar is not the most challenging animal to hunt in Red Dead Redemption 2. In total, there are 16 legendary animals and 13 legendary fish. Whether you are a land or a water person, finding and hunting these animals is not easy.
Tracking the Legendary Boar can be tricky since there are many bushes and decomposing trees in the area. Some might feel that the Legendary Ram or Elk is more tricky, and they could be right. The boar is not much more difficult than either of those.
9 Legendary Buck
Navigating through wooded areas could cause minor setbacks while hunting. The Legendary Buck is a fast-moving creature that will charge if it sees you. Hunting the Legendary Buck can be done with a rifle or bow and arrow—and a fair amount of Dead Eye. You'll learn that most hunts in Red Dead Redemption 2 are made easier with Dead Eye.
Ideally, you'll want to hunt a Legendary Buck in the morning. Use Eagle Eye to track the target's evidence markers and sleep more 72 hours if you fail to hunt it.
8 Legendary Fox
This animal is fast and it is almost always on the move. Tracking the Legendary Fox is much like tracking other animals. The Legendary Fox, however, tends to have more erratic movements than other small game.
A rifle with a decent scope will help you take the Legendary Fox down since it has a low resistance to bullets, but is a small target. Sure enough, if you follow its trail, it will lead you to the fox. It will give you a legendary pelt if successfully hunted.
7 Legendary Coyote
For those who don't know what a coyote is, it's like a smaller version of a wolf with more ferocity. Coyotes and Legendary Coyotes from Red Dead Redemption 2 are known to kill small and large animals.
Chances are you might see dead animals in the area of the Legendary Coyote. One carefully placed shot to its head will be enough to wound it direly. Afterward, walk up to the animal and finish the hunt by completing the kill and skinning the animal for loot.
6 Legendary Beaver
Although it's one of the most harmless animals on this list, the Legendary Beaver can be one of the most difficult to hunt. It's quite small and has sporadic movements, making it challenging to track. South of the Elysian Pool and west of the Van Horn Trading Post is where the Legendary Beaver is found.
Once you see a dam, you'll know the beaver is nearby. Be super quiet around this animal. It's recommended to use a bow and arrow for a quick hunt.
5 Legendary Bull Gator
This massive crocodile can withstand a fair amount of damage, making it one of the more difficult animals to hunt. On the bright side, its size makes it easier to track.
After shooting the Legendary Bull Gator, it will charge at a faster pace than an average crocodile. Even if you don't shoot, there's a chance the gator will charge anyway. You'll need quick reflexes and a surplus of firepower to take down this gator. It can be found near the Lagras swamp area beside Lakay.
4 Legendary Cougar
As one of the wild's fiercest predators, there are few animals as challenging to hunt as the mountain lion. Many players have been attacked by a cougar while minding their own business.
In the wild, wild west, it is unlikely anyone is going to save you from this ferocious beast. It's not too hard to track since it has steady movements. It's not as difficult to kill as some of the other legendary beasts. A few carefully placed shots with a rifle of choice should take it down.
3 Legendary Wolf
Because of the area, the Legendary Wolf is one of the most difficult animals to hunt. Without trees and bushes to use as cover, expect to receive a nasty bite from the Legendary Wolf.
This large wolf moves fast in Cotorra Spring, making it challenging to hunt. On the bright side, it doesn't do as much damage as other animals such as the Legendary Cougar, so the Big Game Meat, Legendary Wolf Pelt, and Legendary Wolf Heart will be yours in no time.
2 Legendary Giaguro Panther
The Legendary Giaguro Panther is a bit more challenging to hunt than the Legendary Cougar. The difference in difficulty is attributed to the area it is found and its aggressive nature.
There are a lot of trees and bushes in the area next to the Braithwaite Manor. The Legendary Giaguro Panther will take out almost all of your health with a clean attack, so be sure to stock up on Health Cures and try to shoot it before it performs a leap attack.
1 Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear
Tracking the Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear is difficult, and requires the usage of bait in most cases. If the bear manages to beat you to the punch, spam Circle (B on Xbox One controller) and free yourself from its jaws. Fail and you could experience a moment like a scene from The Revenant.
Since the Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear is a tough foe requiring numerous shots to take it down, it is considered the most difficult legendary animal to hunt in Red Dead Redemption 2. After hunting this fascinating creature, you can take it to the trapper who will allow you to purchase a Legendary Bear Head Hat.