In Red Dead Redemption 2, players have to hunt specific animals to craft things like satchel upgrades and get certain items in the game. One animal that players will want to hunt is the bison, which includes the standard American Bison as well as two legendary animals: the Legendary White Bison and the Legendary Tatanka Bison.
Finding American Bison in Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t too difficult, and there is even a companion activity all about Arthur hunting one down. Unlike the first Red Dead Redemption game where bison were going extinct, they are fairly plentiful in the massive open world of Red Dead Redemption 2, and so players should encounter herds of them while out exploring.
American Bison tend to spawn in some specific areas, which we have marked here on the map. Note that the American Bison can appear in other places as well, including West Elizabeth:
While hunting American Bison is important to one’s success in Red Dead Redemption 2, players will also want to hunt the legendary White Bison. The legendary White Bison can be found in the northern part of the map, near Lake Isabella.
Finally, there’s the legendary Tatanka Bison for players to hunt in Red Dead Redemption 2, and it can be found in New Austin, an area of the map that won’t be reachable until the late stages of the game. Once players manage to reach New Austin, they will want to hunt for the Tatanka Bison near Hennigan’s Stead.
Knowing where to find American Bison, the White Bison, and the Tatanka Bison is just half the battle. Players will also need to know the best way to hunt these animals to ensure that they get the highest quality pelts possible. For all the different types of bison, it’s best that players use a bow with improved arrows or heavy weapons like sniper rifles. Remember to study the animals beforehand and aim for weak points to increase one’s odds of getting a perfect pelt.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now for PS4 and Xbox One.