The Bison is a species of animal found in Red Dead Redemption 2.

By killing a Bison, the player will receive Bison Fur, Bison horns and Prime Beef. The latter can be used in the Thyme Prime Beef Recipe.



The American Bison is native to the plains of New Hanover and West Elizabeth. As a herbivore, it grazes on grains, hay, and corn. Due to the size of an average bison, high powered weapons like a Carcano Rifle, or a Bow with Improved Arrows, should also be considered when hunting. Bison meat can be used for cooking.[1]


  • A rifle (non-sighted or scoped) is recommended to hunt the bison.
    • While sniper rifles, loaded with Regular cartridges is sufficient to take down bison in one shot, other rifles need to be loaded with Express cartridges to do the same.
  • The player can cook the Prime Beef Joint meal from the bison's hunted goods.



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