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{{Quote|Now the trick to hunting is calm and patience. You gotta think and move like an animal to catch an animal.|[[John Marston]] to [[Jack Marston]]}}
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[[File:Deers and Bucks.jpg|300px|right]][[File:9.jpg|border|300px|right]]'''Hunting''' plays a very prominent role in ''[[Red Dead Redemption]] and [[Red Dead Redemption II]]''. The player can hunt all featured [[animals]] (with the exception of the bats that fly over [[Tumbleweed]] every evening) for sport and [[money]], but killing animals may also be necessary for survival, as many of the animals found in the world, such as [[Bears|bears]] and [[Cougars|cougars]], can easily kill the player in only a few hits. Successful completion of [[Master Hunter Challenges|Master Hunter]]: Rank 10 allows the creation of [[Vittles]] after skinning an animal.
'''{{PAGENAME}}''' has a very prominent role in ''[[Red Dead Redemption]]''. The player can hunt all featured [[Animals|animals]] (with the exception of the bats that fly over Tumbleweed every evening) for sport and [[Money|money]], but killing animals may also be necessary for survival, as many of the animals found in the world, such as [[bears|bear]], can easily end the player's life. Successful completion of [[Master Hunter Challenges|Master Hunter]]: Rank 10 allows creation of [[Vittles]] after skinning an animal.
 
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
The hunting in the game can involve stalking, advancing upon the targeted animal, and finally making the kill. Animal bait can be bought from merchants at stores to attract various animal species.
 
Skinning allows the player to make a profit from hunting. [[Skinning]] an animal allows the player to acquire material from the animal, which include furs, pelts, claws, fangs, feathers, meat, heart, tusks, antlers and horns.
 
   
[[File:Rdr_justice_pike'sbasin.jpg|thumb|300px|Cattle running in [[Pike's Basin]]]]
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The hunting in the game can involve stalking, advancing upon the targeted animal, and finally making the kill. This system makes the game very similar to the actual sport of hunting. Animal bait can be bought from merchants at stores to attract various animal species. [[Skinning]] an animal allows the player to acquire material from the animal, which includes furs, skins, carapaces, hides, teeth, pelts, claws, fangs, feathers, meat, hearts, tusks, antlers and horns.
These resources can then be sold to merchants for various prices in various places; this is considered by many to be one of the fastest sources of gaining [[money]] as it can allow the player to gather hundreds of dollars worth of resources within minutes, and does not require waiting for an event to be available, such as [[Bounty Hunting]].
 
When the player skins an animal, Marston can be seen crouching in front of the animal. He will then take out his knife, and begin to skin the animal, using up to three different cuts, depending on the size of the animal. Blood splats on the screen, confirming a successful skinning. It is also possible to achieve a slightly higher camera angle (although the animal will still be out of view) if the player crouches before initiating the skinning animation.
 
   
Animals are randomly generated in the wilderness and can sometimes assault the player, his allies and his horse, requiring intervention. Marston will sometimes encounter [[Strangers|strangers]] screaming for help as they are pursued by some type of predatory [[Animals|animal]]. Eliminating the pursuing animals (and therefore saving the stranger) will grant Marston [[Money|money]] and [[Fame|fame]].
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[[File:Rdr justice pike'sbasin.jpg|thumb|300px|Cattle running in [[Pike's Basin]]]]
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These resources can then be sold to merchants for various prices in various places; this is considered by many to be one of the fastest sources of gaining money as it can allow the player to gather hundreds of dollars worth of resources within minutes, and does not require waiting for an event to be available, such as [[Bounty Hunting|bounty hunting]].
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When the player skins an animal, Marston can be seen crouching in front of the animal. He will then take out his [[knife]], and begin to skin the animal, using up to three different cuts, depending on the size of the animal. After initiating the skinning process, an animation of [[John Marston]] cutting while blood splats on the screen, shows. It is also possible to achieve a slightly higher camera angle (although the animal will still be out of view) if the player crouches before initiating the skinning animation.
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Animals are randomly generated in the wilderness and can sometimes assault the player, his allies, and his [[horse]], requiring intervention. Marston will sometimes encounter [[strangers]] screaming for help as they are pursued by some type of predatory animal, such as a wolf or bear. Eliminating the pursuing animals (and therefore saving the stranger) will grant Marston money and [[fame]].
 
Additionally, hunting at least one of every wild animal species in the game will earn the player the [[Unnatural Selection]] trophy/achievement.
 
Additionally, hunting at least one of every wild animal species in the game will earn the player the [[Unnatural Selection]] trophy/achievement.
   
After a kill, [[Vultures|vultures]] may appear, opening up the [[Sharpshooting Challenge|sharpshooting challenge]]. Completing this and other challenges will earn the player [[Fame|fame]], and can unlock [[Outfits|outfits]] for Marston.
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After a kill, [[vultures]] may appear, opening up the [[Sharpshooting Challenge|sharpshooting challenge]]. Completing this and other challenges will earn the player fame, and can unlock [[outfits]] for Marston.
The blood of any animal will act as bait for predators, so when an animal is killed, keep a lookout for wolves, cougars, bears or any other animal likely to scavenge. This also means that never-ending waves of animals may appear. If you kill a pack of wolves a new pack of wolves will appear shortly after, the same will keep happening, only with less time between each individual wave.
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The blood of any animal will act as bait for predators, so when an animal is killed, keep a lookout for [[wolves]], [[coyotes]], cougars, bears or any other animal likely to scavenge. This also means that never-ending waves of animals may appear. If you kill a pack of wolves a new pack of wolves will appear shortly after, the same will keep happening, only with less time between each individual wave. But beware, if you hunt too close to a town or settlement, you will soon have a [[bounty]] on your head and the law chasing after you.
   
 
==Animals==
 
==Animals==
 
[[File:HuntingMP.png|thumb|300px|Groups of animals may hunt you in free roam.]]
 
[[File:HuntingMP.png|thumb|300px|Groups of animals may hunt you in free roam.]]
There are 36 different [[Animals|animals]] that can be encountered in [[Red Dead Redemption ]](Not including legendary animals) and any of the listed animals can be hunted. Different animals supply the player with different pelts, claws, meat and other resources with different values, which can be sold. Killing some [[animals]] may not please their owners or the townsfolk. Slaughter of an owned horse or a domesticated dog is a crime and, if witnessed, will result in a bounty. This is considered "Animal Slaughter." Being seen killing cattle will also place a bounty on the player, called "Livestock Slaughter."
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There are 36 different (not including legendary) [[animals]] that can be encountered in [[Red Dead Redemption]] and any of the listed animals can be hunted. Different animals supply the player with different pelts, claws, meat and other resources with different values, which can be sold. Killing some animals may not please their owners or the townsfolk. Slaughter of an owned [[horse]] or a domesticated [[dog]] is a crime and, if witnessed, will result in a bounty. This is considered "Animal Slaughter." Being seen killing [[cattle]] will also place a bounty on the player, called "Livestock Slaughter."
   
 
[[File:Red-dead-redemption-20100128005811943.jpg|thumb|300px|Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted!]]
 
[[File:Red-dead-redemption-20100128005811943.jpg|thumb|300px|Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted!]]
[[File:80.jpg|thumb|300px|Wild Horse herds are abundant in The Frontier.]]
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These animals all interact throughout the wild in a carefully crafted ecosystem. For instance, the player could be traversing the plains and see a herd of [[buffalo]] grazing, or while traveling through a forest, one may encounter a [[cougar]] hunting an [[elk]], or a [[grizzly bear]] defending its territory from a pack of [[wolves]]. Each animal behaves differently; however, they can generally be placed within one of two categories: passive and aggressive.
These animals all interact throughout the wild in a carefully crafted ecosystem. For instance, the player could be traversing the plains and see a herd of [[buffalo]] grazing, or while traveling through a forest, one may encounter a cougar hunting an elk, or a grizzly bear defending its territory from a pack of wolves. Each animal behaves differently however they can generally be placed within one of two categories; passive and aggressive. Passive animals are harmless to the player, and will usually flee at any sign of danger or if the player gets too close and is detected by the animal. Tamed animals such as broken horses or farm cattle will not flee but will still move away slightly due to a sense of personal space. Aggressive animals will attack the player either as prey or because they feel threatened, they are usually predatory, exceptions include the boar and bull etc. Beware of these animals even when dead as it is rare to encounter an aggressive animal traveling alone, for example, wolves always travel in packs.
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Passive animals are harmless to the player, and will usually flee at any sign of danger or if the player gets too close and is detected by the animal. Tamed animals such as broken [[horses]] or farm cattle will not flee but will still move away slightly due to a sense of personal space.
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Aggressive animals will attack the player either as prey or because they feel threatened, they are usually predatory, exceptions include the [[boar]], the [[bull]]. Beware of these animals even when dead, as it is rare to encounter an aggressive animal traveling alone; for example, wolves always travel in packs but some animals like coyotes will travel alone but even though they don't usually attack don't let that fool you because they will occasionally attack.
   
 
Animals of different species have different habitats, so time of day sometimes matters as much as location when trying to hunt down specific prey. Players having trouble spotting a particular critter in the day time may often find it to be worth their while to camp out and wait for nightfall.
 
Animals of different species have different habitats, so time of day sometimes matters as much as location when trying to hunt down specific prey. Players having trouble spotting a particular critter in the day time may often find it to be worth their while to camp out and wait for nightfall.
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A wise hunter knows which weapon to use for each type of animal. A small firearm may not make a sufficient impression on a large predator, while some heavy weapons turn humbler creatures into fine red mist (thus preventing the player from skinning them or obtaining body parts necessary for some quests).
 
A wise hunter knows which weapon to use for each type of animal. A small firearm may not make a sufficient impression on a large predator, while some heavy weapons turn humbler creatures into fine red mist (thus preventing the player from skinning them or obtaining body parts necessary for some quests).
   
Some animals only exist on one side of the US/Mexican border. This means Marston's kills can fetch a higher price on the other side.
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Some animals only exist on one side of the US/Mexican border. This means that Marston's kills can fetch a higher price on the other side. This also applies to animals found only in [[West Elizabeth]].
   
 
The following animals appear in the various areas of ''Red Dead Redemption'':
 
The following animals appear in the various areas of ''Red Dead Redemption'':
   
===List of animals===
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<center>List of animals</center>Red Dead Redemption
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{|style="vertical-align:top; background: black;" class="wikitable"
 
{|style="vertical-align:top; background: black;" class="wikitable"
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!Image
 
!Animal
 
!Animal
 
!Loots
 
!Loots
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!Location
 
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| [[File:Armadillo.png|140px]]
 
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[[Armadillo (animal)|'''Armadillo''']]
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[[Armadillo (Animal)|'''Armadillo''']]
 
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[[Armadillo Carapace]], [[Armadillo Meat]]
 
[[Armadillo Carapace]], [[Armadillo Meat]]
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|[[Cholla Springs]], [[Gaptooth Ridge]], [[Diez Coronas]], [[Perdido]]
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|-
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| [[File:Rdr bear (in-game).jpg|140px]]
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| '''[[Bear]]'''
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|Bear Meat, Bear Fur, Bear Claws, Bear Teeth, Bear Heart(this is rare to get)
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|[[Tall Trees]], but can be found at or just outside Beecher's Hope or at [[Broken Tree]] if [[bait]] is used.
 
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|-
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| [[File:Castor.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Beaver]]'''
 
|'''[[Beaver]]'''
 
|[[Beaver Meat]], [[Beaver Fur]]
 
|[[Beaver Meat]], [[Beaver Fur]]
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|[[West Elizabeth]]
 
|-
 
|-
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| [[File:Muflón.png|140px]]
'''[[Bighorn Sheep]]'''
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| '''[[Bighorn Sheep]]'''
 
|[[Bighorn Meat]], [[Bighorn Horns]], [[Bighorn Skin]]
 
|[[Bighorn Meat]], [[Bighorn Horns]], [[Bighorn Skin]]
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|North Cholla Springs, Tall Trees
 
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|-
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| [[File:Jabali.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Boar]]'''
 
|'''[[Boar]]'''
 
|[[Boar Meat]], [[Tusks|Boar Tusks]], [[Boar Skin]]
 
|[[Boar Meat]], [[Tusks|Boar Tusks]], [[Boar Skin]]
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|North [http://reddead.wikia.com/wiki/Hennigan%27s_Stead Hennigan's Stead], West Elizabeth
 
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|-
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| [[File:Lince2.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Bobcat]]'''
 
|'''[[Bobcat]]'''
 
|[[Bobcat Fur]], [[Bobcat Claw]], [[Bobcat Meat]]
 
|[[Bobcat Fur]], [[Bobcat Claw]], [[Bobcat Meat]]
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|[[Nuevo Paraiso]], Tall Trees
 
|-
 
|-
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| [[File:Ciervo macho.png|140px]]
 
|
 
|
 
'''[[Buck]]'''
 
'''[[Buck]]'''
 
|[[Buck Meat]], [[Buck Skin]], [[Buck Antlers]]
 
|[[Buck Meat]], [[Buck Skin]], [[Buck Antlers]]
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|Various
 
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| [[File:AmericanBuffalo3DModel.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[American Buffalo|Buffalo]]'''
 
|'''[[American Buffalo|Buffalo]]'''
 
|[[Buffalo Meat]], [[Buffalo Horns]], [[Buffalo Skin]]
 
|[[Buffalo Meat]], [[Buffalo Horns]], [[Buffalo Skin]]
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|[[Great Plains]]
 
|-
 
|-
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| [[File:Vaca23.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Cattle]]'''
 
|'''[[Cattle]]'''
 
|[[Cattle Hide|Cow Hide]], [[Cattle Meat|Cow Meat]]
 
|[[Cattle Hide|Cow Hide]], [[Cattle Meat|Cow Meat]]
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|All ranches, [[Twin Rocks]], [[Pike's Basin]], [[Chuparosa]], [[Blackwater]]
 
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|-
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| [[File:Gallina2.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Chicken]]'''
 
|'''[[Chicken]]'''
 
|[[Chicken Feathers]]
 
|[[Chicken Feathers]]
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|In all towns
 
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| [[File:Pielobo.png|140px]]
 
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|
 
'''[[Coyote]]'''
 
'''[[Coyote]]'''
 
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|
 
[[Coyote Pelt]], [[Coyote Meat]]
 
[[Coyote Pelt]], [[Coyote Meat]]
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|[[New Austin]], Nuevo Paraiso
 
|-
 
|-
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| [[File:Puma.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Cougar]]'''
 
|'''[[Cougar]]'''
 
|[[Cougar Meat]], [[Cougar Claw]], [[Cougar Fang]], [[Cougar Pelt]]
 
|[[Cougar Meat]], [[Cougar Claw]], [[Cougar Fang]], [[Cougar Pelt]]
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|New Austin, West Elizabeth
 
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|-
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| [[File:Cuervo.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Crow]]'''
 
|'''[[Crow]]'''
 
|[[Crow Feathers]]
 
|[[Crow Feathers]]
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|Various, the mission [[Pestilence]]
 
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| [[File:Ciervo hembra.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Deer]]'''
 
|'''[[Deer]]'''
|[[Deer Meat]], [[Deer Skin]], [[Buck Antlers]]
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|[[Deer Meat]], [[Deer Skin]]
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|Various
 
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|-
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| [[File:Dog-in-Manzanita-Post-02.jpg|140px]]
 
|'''[[Dog]]'''
 
|'''[[Dog]]'''
 
|[[Dog Meat]], [[Dog Fur]]
 
|[[Dog Meat]], [[Dog Fur]]
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|In all towns
 
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| [[File:Pato.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Duck]]'''
 
|'''[[Duck]]'''
 
|[[Duck Feathers]]
 
|[[Duck Feathers]]
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|[[Lake Don Julio]],  South [[Great Plains]], Along the [[San Luis River]]
 
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| [[File:Aguila mexicano.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Eagle]]'''
 
|'''[[Eagle]]'''
 
|[[Eagle Feathers]]
 
|[[Eagle Feathers]]
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|Nuevo Pariso, Tall Trees
 
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|-
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| [[File:Uatapi.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Elk]]'''
 
|'''[[Elk]]'''
 
|[[Elk Skin]], [[Elk Antlers]], [[Elk Meat]]
 
|[[Elk Skin]], [[Elk Antlers]], [[Elk Meat]]
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|[[Tall Trees]]
 
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|-
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| [[File:Zorro.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Fox]]'''
 
|'''[[Fox]]'''
|[[Fox Meat]], [[Fox Fur ]]
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|[[Fox Meat]], [[Fox Fur]]
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|[[New Austin]], West Elizabeth
 
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| [[File:Cabra comun3.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Goat]]'''
 
|'''[[Goat]]'''
 
|[[Goat Meat]]
 
|[[Goat Meat]]
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|Nuevo Paraiso, [[Critchley's Ranch]], [[Cochinay]]
 
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|[[Bear|'''Grizzly Bear''']]
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| [[File:Rdr bear (in-game).jpg|140px]]
|[[Grizzly Furs]], [[Grizzly Claws]], [[Grizzly Meat]], [[Grizzly Tooth]] , [[Grizzly Heart]]
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|'''[[Grizzly Bear]]'''
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|[[Grizzly Furs]], [[Grizzly Claws]], [[Grizzly Meat]], [[Grizzly Tooth]], [[Grizzly Heart]]
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|Tall Trees
 
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|-
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| [[File:Halcón.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Hawk]]'''
 
|'''[[Hawk]]'''
 
|[[Hawk Feathers]]
 
|[[Hawk Feathers]]
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|Various
 
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| [[File:Wildlife.horsejump.jpg|140px]]
 
|'''[[Horse]]'''
 
|'''[[Horse]]'''
 
|[[Horse Meat]], [[Horse Hide]]
 
|[[Horse Meat]], [[Horse Hide]]
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|Almost everywhere
 
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|-
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|'''[[Mule]]'''
 
|'''[[Mule]]'''
 
|[[Mule Meat]], [[Mule Hide]]
 
|[[Mule Meat]], [[Mule Hide]]
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|[[Nuevo Paraiso]]
 
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|-
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| [[File:Buho.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Owl]]'''
 
|'''[[Owl]]'''
 
|[[Owl Feathers]]
 
|[[Owl Feathers]]
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|Various (at night)
 
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|-
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| [[File:Cerdo.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Pig]]'''
 
|'''[[Pig]]'''
 
|[[Pig Meat]]
 
|[[Pig Meat]]
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|[[Thieves' Landing]], [[Rathskeller Fork]], [[Warthington Ranch]], [[Cochinay]], [[Blackwater]]
 
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| [[File:Conejo.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Rabbit]]'''
 
|'''[[Rabbit]]'''
 
|[[Rabbit Meat]]
 
|[[Rabbit Meat]]
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|Various
 
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|-
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| [[File:Mapache2.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Raccoon]]'''
 
|'''[[Raccoon]]'''
|[[Raccoon Meat]], [[Raccoon Fur|Raccoon Fur ]]
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|[[Raccoon Meat]], [[Raccoon Fur]]
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|New Austin, [[West Elizabeth]] (at night)
 
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|-
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| [[File:ThO.jpg|140px]]
 
|'''[[Rattlesnake]]'''
 
|'''[[Rattlesnake]]'''
 
|[[Snake Skin]]
 
|[[Snake Skin]]
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|Various
 
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|-
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| [[File:Gaviota.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Seagull]]'''
 
|'''[[Seagull]]'''
 
|[[Seagull Feathers]]
 
|[[Seagull Feathers]]
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|[[Blackwater]]
 
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|-
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| [[File:Pajaro cantor.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Songbird]]'''
 
|'''[[Songbird]]'''
 
|[[Songbird Feathers]]
 
|[[Songbird Feathers]]
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Various
 
|-
 
|-
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| [[File:Obeja.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Sheep]]'''
 
|'''[[Sheep]]'''
 
|[[Sheep Skin]], [[Sheep Meat]]
 
|[[Sheep Skin]], [[Sheep Meat]]
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|[[Armadillo]]
 
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|-
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| [[File:Mofeta.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Skunk]]'''
 
|'''[[Skunk]]'''
 
|[[Skunk Pelt|Skunk Fur]], [[Skunk Meat]]
 
|[[Skunk Pelt|Skunk Fur]], [[Skunk Meat]]
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|Various
 
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|-
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| [[File:Buitre.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Vulture]]'''
 
|'''[[Vulture]]'''
 
|[[Vulture Feather]]
 
|[[Vulture Feather]]
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|Around dead bodies, dead animals, appear after completing gang hideouts
 
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| [[File:Lobo3d.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Wolf]]'''
 
|'''[[Wolf]]'''
 
|[[Wolf Meat]], [[Wolf Pelt]], [[Wolf Heart]]
 
|[[Wolf Meat]], [[Wolf Pelt]], [[Wolf Heart]]
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|Various
 
|-
 
|-
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!Legendary
 
!Legendary
 
!Loots
 
!Loots
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!
 
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|-
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| [[File:Rdr brumas bear.jpg|140px]]
 
|'''[[Brumas the Bear]]'''
 
|'''[[Brumas the Bear]]'''
 
|[[Brumas' Meat]], [[Brumas' Tooth]], [[Brumas' Heart]], [[Brumas' Claw]], [[Brumas' Fur]]
 
|[[Brumas' Meat]], [[Brumas' Tooth]], [[Brumas' Heart]], [[Brumas' Claw]], [[Brumas' Fur]]
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|[[Nekoti Rock]]
 
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| [[File:Lobo the wolof.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Lobo the Wolf]]'''
 
|'''[[Lobo the Wolf]]'''
 
|[[Lobo's Heart]], [[Lobo's Meat]], [[Lobo's Pelt]]
 
|[[Lobo's Heart]], [[Lobo's Meat]], [[Lobo's Pelt]]
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|[[Aurora Basin]]
 
|-
 
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| [[File:Jabali5gordo.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Gordo the Boar]]'''
 
|'''[[Gordo the Boar]]'''
 
|[[Gordo's Tusks]], [[Gordo's Meat]], [[Gordo's Heart]]
 
|[[Gordo's Tusks]], [[Gordo's Meat]], [[Gordo's Heart]]
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|[[Stillwater Creek]]
 
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| [[File:Khan el jaguar.png|140px]]
 
|'''[[Khan the Jaguar]]'''
 
|'''[[Khan the Jaguar]]'''
 
|[[Khan's Heart]], [[Khan's Fang]], [[Khan's Pelt]], [[Khan's Meat]]
 
|[[Khan's Heart]], [[Khan's Fang]], [[Khan's Pelt]], [[Khan's Meat]]
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|[[Ojo del Diablo]]
 
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| [[File:Jabaliwilbur.png|140px]]
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|'''[[Wilbur the Boar]]'''
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|'''[[Wilbur the Boar]]'''
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|Multiplayer only, he cannot be looted, or sold
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|Multiplayer only, he cannot be looted, or sold
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| style="vertical-align: top;"|[[Broken Tree]]
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;"|'''[[Demi the Cougar]]'''
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|'''[[Demi the Cougar]]'''
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|Multiplayer only, she cannot be looted, or sold
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|Multiplayer only, she cannot be looted, or sold
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| style="vertical-align: top;"|[[Silent Stead]]
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;"|'''[[Keifer the Wolf]]'''
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|'''[[Keifer the Wolf]]'''
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|Multiplayer only, he cannot be looted, or sold
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|Multiplayer only, he cannot be looted, or sold
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| style="vertical-align: top;"|[[Rio del Lobo]]
 
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| [[File:Texturalince3.png|140px]]
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|
 
'''[[Roberto the Bobcat]]'''
 
'''[[Roberto the Bobcat]]'''
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|Multiplayer only, he cannot be looted, or sold
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|Multiplayer only, he cannot be looted, or sold
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| style="vertical-align: top;"|[[Roca de Madera]]
 
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| [[File:Lentri.png|140px]]
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|[[Jackalope|'''Jackalope''']]
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|[[Jackalope|'''Jackalope''']]
| style="vertical-align: top;"|[[Buck Antlers]], [[Rabbit Meat]]
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[[Buck Antlers]], [[Rabbit Meat]], Jackalope skin
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| style="vertical-align: top;"|[[Warthington Ranch]], [[Rathskeller Fork]], [[Hennigan's Stead]]
 
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==Tools of the Trade==
 
==Tools of the Trade==
When hunting small game (birds and small mammals) it is advisable to use a smaller caliber gun. If too large a weapon caliber is used, the animal being hunted has a tendency to explode leaving no remains to be harvested (i.e. shooting a beaver with a shotgun will not produce any skinnable remains).
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When hunting small game (birds and small mammals) it is advisable to use a smaller caliber gun ([[Repeater Carbine]] or [[Cattleman Revolver]]). If too large a weapon caliber is used, the animal being hunted has a tendency to explode in a red shower of blood, leaving no remains to be harvested (e.g. shooting a [[beaver]] with a [[shotgun]] will not produce any skinnable remains).
   
It is useful to use a horse when hunting large or more dangerous animals eg. Bear, Elk, Deer. Horses can allow you to chase the fast herbivores as well as giving the powerful predators a run for their money.
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It is useful to use a [[horse]] when hunting large or more dangerous animals (e.g. [[Bear|bear]], [[cougars]], [[elk]], [[wolves]] etc.) [[Horses]] can allow you to chase the fast herbivores as well as giving the powerful predators a run for their money.
   
[[File:Cut.jpg|thumb|300px|[[John Marston|John]] killing a cougar ]]
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[[File:Cut.jpg|thumb|300px|[[John Marston|John]] slashing at a cougar.]]
The Hunting Knife is always described as a lesser weapon, but can be very useful while hunting, as it provides a silent kill. This is good to use on horseback. It is also the tool used for skinning. Throwing Knives are useful too, as they provide a silent short distant kill and can kill with 1 or 2 throws.
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The [[Hunting Knife]] is always described as a lesser weapon, but can be very useful while hunting, as it provides a silent kill. This is good to use on horseback. It is also the tool used for skinning. [[Throwing Knives]] are useful too, as they provide a silent short distant kill and can kill with one or two throws.
   
[[Bait]] is a very useful tool, as it attracts a large group of animals in the vicinity. But be warned: a group of bears or other fairly dangerous animals may come after the player. Usually when using bait, you mainly get wolves or coyotes in the vincinity. So these animals usually scare away your desired animal of finding.
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[[Bait]] is a very useful tool, as it attracts a large group of animals in the vicinity. But be warned: a group of [[bears]] or other fairly dangerous animals may come after the player. Usually when using [[bait]], you mainly get [[wolves]] or [[coyotes]] in the vicinity, so these animals usually scare away your desired animal of finding.
   
The [[binoculars]] can be used to see very far away. It is not only good for hunting, but also for scanning the horizon, seeing enemies, and finding herbs. This item is obtained in the West Elizabeth mission, [[At Home With Dutch]].
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The [[binoculars]] can be used to see very far away. It is not only good for hunting, but also for scanning the horizon, seeing enemies, and finding herbs. This item is obtained in the [[West Elizabeth]] mission, [[At Home With Dutch]].
   
==Quicker Skinning==
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The player can also use [[dogs]] when hunting. This may or may not be a more useful way. Mainly at [[MacFarlane's Ranch]] or [[Manzanita Post]] there will be collie type dogs roaming around. Whistle near them and they will follow you. Once you leave the area the area they should go ahead and start tracking animals. If they find something they will begin barking and sprint off in the direction toward the animal.
To speed up the skinning process simply walk the player's horse over the corpse to be skinned. This will block the Cutscene and instantly show the results of the animal harvesting. It is also possible to achieve this by walking into the animal fast enough to move it and is up to 3 times faster than watching the cutscene. The same thing happens if the animal you are skinning is already moving, if the animal is stuck in an object (a glitch) or if it is sliding. Keep in mind, however, that the corpse of the animal will not change in appearance as it normally would once skinned. To avoid confusion, make sure that the animal the player is attempting to skin is marked with an "X" on your mini-map to determine whether or not the player has skinned it before. When faced with multiple targets, and the player wishes to make a quick getaway, this can literally be a life saver. Beware, though; when done too many times and/or too fast, it may sometimes cause a glitch in the game and all the functions that the skinning button are used for(such as mounting horses) will be disabled until the game is saved/restarted. This method is also very helpful when making lots of money by killing more and cutting back on the cutscene time or the Animal you may be looting.
 
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==Hunting Challenges==
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Hunting Challenges, which can be done both as part of the single player experience and in multiplayer Free Roam sessions, will reward the player for hunting down and killing set amounts of the most dangerous animals. In single-player, Marston will hunt and skin many animals in his quest to be a [[Master Hunter Challenges|Master Hunter]].
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===Tactics===
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==Skinning==
*Another great trick, a lifesaver when hunting the legendary Jaguar and Bear, is to sit in a stagecoach. Sitting in the stagecoach (in the driver's seat, shotgun, or the passenger seat) in the middle of [[Tanner's Reach]] or [[Bearclaw Camp]] (or any of the other hunter locations) will cause the animals to come for the player, then circle the stagecoach helplessly, making easy targets. The only problem is getting the stagecoach there in the first place.
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*By far the easiest way to take down [[Lobo]], [[Brumas]] and [[Khan]] is with the [[Buffalo Rifle]]. However, taking down the [[Bear]] is easier with a weaker weapon, because even a headshot with the Buffalo Rifle will not always kill it. Most of the time when hunting Brumas he is helped by a friendly pack of wolves. Using the Bolt Action Rifle will prevent a severe case of deadness; however, regardless of weapon used, [[Dead Eye]] will make any hunt much simpler and quicker. Be sure to utilize it.
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** Tip: Brumas can be taken out with a single shot if aimed right in the middle of his eyes. This works with [[Buffalo Rifle]], [[Bolt Action Rifle]], [[LeMat Revolver]] (two shots) and [[High Power Pistol]] (this does not work with Brumas). If the player has downloaded either the ''[[Legends and Killers]]'' or ''[[Undead Nightmare]]'' [[DLC]] packs, they may also kill the bear in "one shot" using one [[Tomahawk]] right in his forehead.
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*Multiplayer [[Hunting Grounds|hunting grounds]] are found at the locations of the legendary animals. Barranca for wolves, Tanner's Reach for cougars, Greenhollow for boars, and of course, Bearclaw Camp for bears. These are associated with Multiplayer "Master Hunter II" challenges 2-5 but can be accessed anytime, either alone or with a posse. Sadly no money or XP is associated with these, hunting grounds, outside of their use to complete "Master Hunter II" challenges.
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Hunting Challenges, which can be done both as part of the single player experience and in multiplayer Free Roam sessions, will reward the player for hunting down and killing set amounts of the most dangerous animals. In single-player, Marston will hunt and skin many animals in his quest to be a Master Hunter.
*When you have to kill two cougars with your knife slash the cougar once and it will run. Jump on your horse and ride after him, when you get close enough just swipe and he goes down.
 
   
 
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==Tips and Tricks==
 
==Tips and Tricks==
*The [[Rolling Block Rifle]] and [[Carcano Rifle]] are both exceptional scout weapons when hunting aggressive wild game, due to their ability to project a light on the rim of the scope that can point out the location of aggressive NPC's. By either periodically checking or holding the scope up while hunting or wandering through common spawn areas of aggressive animals the player can gain immediate notification if an aggressive animal spawns, since a light pointing to them will instantly show up on the scope once they do appear. This can be very useful when dealing with stealthy and highly lethal animals such as the [[Bear]] or [[Cougar]], preventing random surprise attacks completely.
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*The [[Rolling Block Rifle]] and [[Carcano Rifle]] are both exceptional scout weapons when hunting aggressive wild game, due to their ability to project a light on the rim of the scope that can point out the location of aggressive NPC's. By either periodically checking or holding the scope up while hunting or wandering through common spawn areas of aggressive animals the player can gain immediate notification if an aggressive animal spawns, since a light pointing to them will instantly show up on the scope once they do appear. This can be very useful when dealing with stealthy and highly lethal animals such as the [[Bear|bear]] or [[Cougar|cougar]], preventing random surprise attacks completely.
 
*When hunting dangerous animals, such as Bears, Cougars, etc. It is wise to use a broken wild horse, as you can whistle immediately for a new horse if yours dies.
 
*When hunting dangerous animals, such as Bears, Cougars, etc. It is wise to use a broken wild horse, as you can whistle immediately for a new horse if yours dies.
 
*Hunting bears can be frustrating. The easiest way to avoid being killed is to hunt them while driving some sort of wagon or stagecoach. Not only do the bears not attack you, they actually run away. This makes for a very easy and safe kill. Then you can pull the wagon up next to the dead bear, skin it, and get back on the wagon where you are once again immune to attacks. Anything that is pulled by a horse works for this trick, including the small carts. The biggest challenge with using this method is trying to avoid obstacles when riding in Tall Trees.
 
*Hunting bears can be frustrating. The easiest way to avoid being killed is to hunt them while driving some sort of wagon or stagecoach. Not only do the bears not attack you, they actually run away. This makes for a very easy and safe kill. Then you can pull the wagon up next to the dead bear, skin it, and get back on the wagon where you are once again immune to attacks. Anything that is pulled by a horse works for this trick, including the small carts. The biggest challenge with using this method is trying to avoid obstacles when riding in Tall Trees.
*When hunting dangerous animals anywhere in RDR. If you are about to be killed, select your campsite item in you 'kit' list, then you should be siting in your campsite untouched and alive. You will not be able to set up camp if the ground is uneven, if there are too many trees nearby or if you are by the water.
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*If you are completing your [[Master Hunter Challenges]] and have unlocked the [[Expert Hunter Outfit]] it is advised that you wear this as you will gain twice the amount of provisions when skinning. So you profit from the extra provisions and complete your hunter challenges.
*As an alternative to the above, always keep your weapon drawn when exploring locations where hostile animals spawn. If you're about to be attacked, go into Dead-Eye right before the animal makes contact. Doing so will bestow Marston and any mount he is riding with instant near-invulnerability until disabled, and will keep Marston from being knocked down by a Cougar or Bear strike, avoiding double taps in the process. (Struck once, struck again while on the ground.)
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*When hunting dangerous animals, if you are about to be killed, select your campsite item in your 'kit' list, then you should be sitting in your campsite untouched and alive. You will not be able to set up camp if the ground is uneven, if there are too many trees nearby or if you are by the water.
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*As an alternative to the above, always keep your weapon drawn when exploring locations where hostile animals spawn. If you're about to be attacked, go into [[Dead-Eye]] right before the animal makes contact. Doing so will bestow Marston and any mount he is riding with instant near-invulnerability until disabled, and will keep Marston from being knocked down by a Cougar or Bear strike, avoiding double taps in the process. (Struck once, struck again while on the ground.)
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*Spending a day in [[Tall Trees]] while wearing the Expert Hunter Outfit can be extremely prosperous. Due to the large amount of animals in the area the player can kill dozens of animals and gain twice the provisions with the outfit. Selling the items to merchants can reward the player with around $5,000.
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* Explosive cartridges are the most suitable ammunition type for hunting [[Legendary Animals]] as their pelt cannot be damaged by any means. In other hand, players should avoid using this ammunition type when hunting normal animals because it is too powerful and will damage the pelt.
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** Its arrows are also recoverable (except for a fire arrow and a dynamite arrow).
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**The bow itself will not be degraded in any situations. This makes it a logical weapon in the case that players must wade through waist-high water or swamps for a long period.
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* The key to preserve the quality of the pelts is killing an animal in one shot, because shooting the same animal multiple times will decrease the quality of the pelts. Beside selecting the appropriate weapons, players should aim for weak spots of animals (Head, Lung, etc.) which will kill them instantly.
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* Some animals can be hunted by using a lasso and a knife. To do so, players need to lasso an animal, drag it towards them, and then kill an animal with a knife. Animals which can be hunted with this method for example, Deer, Elk, Pronghorn and Ram.
   
 
==Bonus Downloadable Outfits==
 
==Bonus Downloadable Outfits==
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[[Expert Hunter Outfit]]: This was one of the contenders for the outfit [[Pre-order bonuses|pre-order bonus]] along with the [[Deadly Assassin Outfit]] and the [[Savvy Merchant Outfit]]. The voting ended February 15, 2010 and the Deadly Assassin outfit was named the winner. However, [http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/109/1094519p1.html Rockstar revealed] that this outfit and its required challenges would be released as DLC (Downloadable Content) for free in Summer 2010 for all platforms, being released along with the Savvy Merchant Outfit on October 12, 2010. This outfit, when worn, allows you to receive double the amount of skins & hides from hunting. That makes it very useful for quick hunting.
 
[[Expert Hunter Outfit]]: This was one of the contenders for the outfit [[Pre-order bonuses|pre-order bonus]] along with the [[Deadly Assassin Outfit]] and the [[Savvy Merchant Outfit]]. The voting ended February 15, 2010 and the Deadly Assassin outfit was named the winner. However, [http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/109/1094519p1.html Rockstar revealed] that this outfit and its required challenges would be released as DLC (Downloadable Content) for free in Summer 2010 for all platforms, being released along with the Savvy Merchant Outfit on October 12, 2010. This outfit, when worn, allows you to receive double the amount of skins & hides from hunting. That makes it very useful for quick hunting.
   
 
==Achievements and Trophies==
 
==Achievements and Trophies==
These are [[Trophies/Achievements]] that involve the hunting and/or skinning of animals:
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Now the trick to hunting is calm and patience. You gotta think and move like an animal to catch an animal.
John Marston to Jack Marston
Deers and Bucks
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Hunting plays a very prominent role in Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption II. The player can hunt all featured animals (with the exception of the bats that fly over Tumbleweed every evening) for sport and money, but killing animals may also be necessary for survival, as many of the animals found in the world, such as bears and cougars, can easily kill the player in only a few hits. Successful completion of Master Hunter: Rank 10 allows the creation of Vittles after skinning an animal.

DescriptionEdit

The hunting in the game can involve stalking, advancing upon the targeted animal, and finally making the kill. This system makes the game very similar to the actual sport of hunting. Animal bait can be bought from merchants at stores to attract various animal species. Skinning an animal allows the player to acquire material from the animal, which includes furs, skins, carapaces, hides, teeth, pelts, claws, fangs, feathers, meat, hearts, tusks, antlers and horns.

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Cattle running in Pike's Basin

These resources can then be sold to merchants for various prices in various places; this is considered by many to be one of the fastest sources of gaining money as it can allow the player to gather hundreds of dollars worth of resources within minutes, and does not require waiting for an event to be available, such as bounty hunting. When the player skins an animal, Marston can be seen crouching in front of the animal. He will then take out his knife, and begin to skin the animal, using up to three different cuts, depending on the size of the animal. After initiating the skinning process, an animation of John Marston cutting while blood splats on the screen, shows. It is also possible to achieve a slightly higher camera angle (although the animal will still be out of view) if the player crouches before initiating the skinning animation.

Animals are randomly generated in the wilderness and can sometimes assault the player, his allies, and his horse, requiring intervention. Marston will sometimes encounter strangers screaming for help as they are pursued by some type of predatory animal, such as a wolf or bear. Eliminating the pursuing animals (and therefore saving the stranger) will grant Marston money and fame. Additionally, hunting at least one of every wild animal species in the game will earn the player the Unnatural Selection trophy/achievement.

After a kill, vultures may appear, opening up the sharpshooting challenge. Completing this and other challenges will earn the player fame, and can unlock outfits for Marston. The blood of any animal will act as bait for predators, so when an animal is killed, keep a lookout for wolves, coyotes, cougars, bears or any other animal likely to scavenge. This also means that never-ending waves of animals may appear. If you kill a pack of wolves a new pack of wolves will appear shortly after, the same will keep happening, only with less time between each individual wave. But beware, if you hunt too close to a town or settlement, you will soon have a bounty on your head and the law chasing after you.

AnimalsEdit

HuntingMP

Groups of animals may hunt you in free roam.

There are 36 different (not including legendary) animals that can be encountered in Red Dead Redemption and any of the listed animals can be hunted. Different animals supply the player with different pelts, claws, meat and other resources with different values, which can be sold. Killing some animals may not please their owners or the townsfolk. Slaughter of an owned horse or a domesticated dog is a crime and, if witnessed, will result in a bounty. This is considered "Animal Slaughter." Being seen killing cattle will also place a bounty on the player, called "Livestock Slaughter."

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Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted!

These animals all interact throughout the wild in a carefully crafted ecosystem. For instance, the player could be traversing the plains and see a herd of buffalo grazing, or while traveling through a forest, one may encounter a cougar hunting an elk, or a grizzly bear defending its territory from a pack of wolves. Each animal behaves differently; however, they can generally be placed within one of two categories: passive and aggressive.

Passive animals are harmless to the player, and will usually flee at any sign of danger or if the player gets too close and is detected by the animal. Tamed animals such as broken horses or farm cattle will not flee but will still move away slightly due to a sense of personal space.

Aggressive animals will attack the player either as prey or because they feel threatened, they are usually predatory, exceptions include the boar, the bull. Beware of these animals even when dead, as it is rare to encounter an aggressive animal traveling alone; for example, wolves always travel in packs but some animals like coyotes will travel alone but even though they don't usually attack don't let that fool you because they will occasionally attack.

Animals of different species have different habitats, so time of day sometimes matters as much as location when trying to hunt down specific prey. Players having trouble spotting a particular critter in the day time may often find it to be worth their while to camp out and wait for nightfall.

A wise hunter knows which weapon to use for each type of animal. A small firearm may not make a sufficient impression on a large predator, while some heavy weapons turn humbler creatures into fine red mist (thus preventing the player from skinning them or obtaining body parts necessary for some quests).

Some animals only exist on one side of the US/Mexican border. This means that Marston's kills can fetch a higher price on the other side. This also applies to animals found only in West Elizabeth.

The following animals appear in the various areas of Red Dead Redemption:


List of animals
Red Dead Redemption
Image Animal Loots Location
Armadillo

Armadillo

Armadillo Carapace, Armadillo Meat

Cholla Springs, Gaptooth Ridge, Diez Coronas, Perdido
Rdr bear (in-game) Bear Bear Meat, Bear Fur, Bear Claws, Bear Teeth, Bear Heart(this is rare to get) Tall Trees, but can be found at or just outside Beecher's Hope or at Broken Tree if bait is used.
Castor Beaver Beaver Meat, Beaver Fur West Elizabeth
Muflón Bighorn Sheep Bighorn Meat, Bighorn Horns, Bighorn Skin North Cholla Springs, Tall Trees
Jabali Boar Boar Meat, Boar Tusks, Boar Skin North Hennigan's Stead, West Elizabeth
Lince2 Bobcat Bobcat Fur, Bobcat Claw, Bobcat Meat Nuevo Paraiso, Tall Trees
Ciervo macho

Buck

Buck Meat, Buck Skin, Buck Antlers Various
AmericanBuffalo3DModel Buffalo Buffalo Meat, Buffalo Horns, Buffalo Skin Great Plains
Vaca23 Cattle Cow Hide, Cow Meat All ranches, Twin Rocks, Pike's Basin, Chuparosa, Blackwater
Gallina2 Chicken Chicken Feathers In all towns
Pielobo

Coyote

Coyote Pelt, Coyote Meat

New Austin, Nuevo Paraiso
Puma Cougar Cougar Meat, Cougar Claw, Cougar Fang, Cougar Pelt New Austin, West Elizabeth
Cuervo Crow Crow Feathers Various, the mission Pestilence
Ciervo hembra Deer Deer Meat, Deer Skin Various
Dog-in-Manzanita-Post-02 Dog Dog Meat, Dog Fur In all towns
Pato Duck Duck Feathers Lake Don Julio,  South Great Plains, Along the San Luis River
Aguila mexicano Eagle Eagle Feathers Nuevo Pariso, Tall Trees
Uatapi Elk Elk Skin, Elk Antlers, Elk Meat Tall Trees
Zorro Fox Fox Meat, Fox Fur New Austin, West Elizabeth
Cabra comun3 Goat Goat Meat Nuevo Paraiso, Critchley's Ranch, Cochinay
Rdr bear (in-game) Grizzly Bear Grizzly Furs, Grizzly Claws, Grizzly Meat, Grizzly Tooth, Grizzly Heart Tall Trees
Halcón Hawk Hawk Feathers Various
Wildlife.horsejump Horse Horse Meat, Horse Hide Almost everywhere
Mule Mule Meat, Mule Hide Nuevo Paraiso
Buho Owl Owl Feathers Various (at night)
Cerdo Pig Pig Meat Thieves' Landing, Rathskeller Fork, Warthington Ranch, Cochinay, Blackwater
Conejo Rabbit Rabbit Meat Various
Mapache2 Raccoon Raccoon Meat, Raccoon Fur New Austin, West Elizabeth (at night)
ThO Rattlesnake Snake Skin Various
Gaviota Seagull Seagull Feathers Blackwater
Pajaro cantor Songbird Songbird Feathers

Various

Obeja Sheep Sheep Skin, Sheep Meat Armadillo
Mofeta Skunk Skunk Fur, Skunk Meat Various
Buitre Vulture Vulture Feather Around dead bodies, dead animals, appear after completing gang hideouts
Lobo3d Wolf Wolf Meat, Wolf Pelt, Wolf Heart Various
Legendary Loots
Rdr brumas bear Brumas the Bear Brumas' Meat, Brumas' Tooth, Brumas' Heart, Brumas' Claw, Brumas' Fur Nekoti Rock
Lobo the wolof Lobo the Wolf Lobo's Heart, Lobo's Meat, Lobo's Pelt Aurora Basin
Jabali5gordo Gordo the Boar Gordo's Tusks, Gordo's Meat, Gordo's Heart Stillwater Creek
Khan el jaguar Khan the Jaguar Khan's Heart, Khan's Fang, Khan's Pelt, Khan's Meat Ojo del Diablo
Jabaliwilbur Wilbur the Boar Multiplayer only, he cannot be looted, or sold Broken Tree
Demi the Cougar Multiplayer only, she cannot be looted, or sold Silent Stead
Keifer the Wolf Multiplayer only, he cannot be looted, or sold Rio del Lobo
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Roberto the Bobcat

Multiplayer only, he cannot be looted, or sold Roca de Madera
Lentri Jackalope

Buck Antlers, Rabbit Meat, Jackalope skin

Warthington Ranch, Rathskeller Fork, Hennigan's Stead

Tools of the TradeEdit

When hunting small game (birds and small mammals) it is advisable to use a smaller caliber gun (Repeater Carbine or Cattleman Revolver). If too large a weapon caliber is used, the animal being hunted has a tendency to explode in a red shower of blood, leaving no remains to be harvested (e.g. shooting a beaver with a shotgun will not produce any skinnable remains).

It is useful to use a horse when hunting large or more dangerous animals (e.g. bear, cougars, elk, wolves etc.) Horses can allow you to chase the fast herbivores as well as giving the powerful predators a run for their money.

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John slashing at a cougar.

The Hunting Knife is always described as a lesser weapon, but can be very useful while hunting, as it provides a silent kill. This is good to use on horseback. It is also the tool used for skinning. Throwing Knives are useful too, as they provide a silent short distant kill and can kill with one or two throws.

Bait is a very useful tool, as it attracts a large group of animals in the vicinity. But be warned: a group of bears or other fairly dangerous animals may come after the player. Usually when using bait, you mainly get wolves or coyotes in the vicinity, so these animals usually scare away your desired animal of finding.

The binoculars can be used to see very far away. It is not only good for hunting, but also for scanning the horizon, seeing enemies, and finding herbs. This item is obtained in the West Elizabeth mission, At Home With Dutch.

The player can also use dogs when hunting. This may or may not be a more useful way. Mainly at MacFarlane's Ranch or Manzanita Post there will be collie type dogs roaming around. Whistle near them and they will follow you. Once you leave the area the area they should go ahead and start tracking animals. If they find something they will begin barking and sprint off in the direction toward the animal.

Sale RatesEdit

Main article: Sale Rates

SkinningEdit

Main article: Skinning

Hunting ChallengesEdit

Hunting
Main article: Master Hunter Challenges
Main article: Master Hunter Challenges (Multiplayer)

Hunting Challenges, which can be done both as part of the single player experience and in multiplayer Free Roam sessions, will reward the player for hunting down and killing set amounts of the most dangerous animals. In single-player, Marston will hunt and skin many animals in his quest to be a Master Hunter.

Hunting GroundsEdit

Main article: Hunting Grounds

The Liars and Cheats DLC adds four hunting grounds to Free Roam in Multiplayer.

Tips and TricksEdit

Red Dead Redemption Edit

  • The Rolling Block Rifle and Carcano Rifle are both exceptional scout weapons when hunting aggressive wild game, due to their ability to project a light on the rim of the scope that can point out the location of aggressive NPC's. By either periodically checking or holding the scope up while hunting or wandering through common spawn areas of aggressive animals the player can gain immediate notification if an aggressive animal spawns, since a light pointing to them will instantly show up on the scope once they do appear. This can be very useful when dealing with stealthy and highly lethal animals such as the bear or cougar, preventing random surprise attacks completely.
  • When hunting dangerous animals, such as Bears, Cougars, etc. It is wise to use a broken wild horse, as you can whistle immediately for a new horse if yours dies.
  • Hunting bears can be frustrating. The easiest way to avoid being killed is to hunt them while driving some sort of wagon or stagecoach. Not only do the bears not attack you, they actually run away. This makes for a very easy and safe kill. Then you can pull the wagon up next to the dead bear, skin it, and get back on the wagon where you are once again immune to attacks. Anything that is pulled by a horse works for this trick, including the small carts. The biggest challenge with using this method is trying to avoid obstacles when riding in Tall Trees.
  • If you are completing your Master Hunter Challenges and have unlocked the Expert Hunter Outfit it is advised that you wear this as you will gain twice the amount of provisions when skinning. So you profit from the extra provisions and complete your hunter challenges.
  • When hunting dangerous animals, if you are about to be killed, select your campsite item in your 'kit' list, then you should be sitting in your campsite untouched and alive. You will not be able to set up camp if the ground is uneven, if there are too many trees nearby or if you are by the water.
  • As an alternative to the above, always keep your weapon drawn when exploring locations where hostile animals spawn. If you're about to be attacked, go into Dead-Eye right before the animal makes contact. Doing so will bestow Marston and any mount he is riding with instant near-invulnerability until disabled, and will keep Marston from being knocked down by a Cougar or Bear strike, avoiding double taps in the process. (Struck once, struck again while on the ground.)
  • Spending a day in Tall Trees while wearing the Expert Hunter Outfit can be extremely prosperous. Due to the large amount of animals in the area the player can kill dozens of animals and gain twice the provisions with the outfit. Selling the items to merchants can reward the player with around $5,000.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Edit

  • Explosive cartridges are the most suitable ammunition type for hunting Legendary Animals as their pelt cannot be damaged by any means. In other hand, players should avoid using this ammunition type when hunting normal animals because it is too powerful and will damage the pelt.
  • A bow is a versatile weapon in hunting, because players can quickly switch between arrow types in response to different animals.
    • Its arrows are also recoverable (except for a fire arrow and a dynamite arrow).
    • The bow itself will not be degraded in any situations. This makes it a logical weapon in the case that players must wade through waist-high water or swamps for a long period.
  • The key to preserve the quality of the pelts is killing an animal in one shot, because shooting the same animal multiple times will decrease the quality of the pelts. Beside selecting the appropriate weapons, players should aim for weak spots of animals (Head, Lung, etc.) which will kill them instantly.
  • Varmint Rifle is good for hunting small and moderate size animals. It also can possibly kills medium size animals with a well placed shot.
    • However, it is still too powerful for very small animals such as Squirrels, Chipmunk, Blue Jay etc. To hunt those animals, A bow with Small Game Arrows is the best choice.
  • Unless they are hunting a massive size animal, players should avoid using shotguns due to its devastating power at close range.
  • Some animals can be hunted by using a lasso and a knife. To do so, players need to lasso an animal, drag it towards them, and then kill an animal with a knife. Animals which can be hunted with this method for example, Deer, Elk, Pronghorn and Ram.

Bonus Downloadable OutfitsEdit

HuntingRewards
RDR hunting expert

Expert Hunter Outfit: This was one of the contenders for the outfit pre-order bonus along with the Deadly Assassin Outfit and the Savvy Merchant Outfit. The voting ended February 15, 2010 and the Deadly Assassin outfit was named the winner. However, Rockstar revealed that this outfit and its required challenges would be released as DLC (Downloadable Content) for free in Summer 2010 for all platforms, being released along with the Savvy Merchant Outfit on October 12, 2010. This outfit, when worn, allows you to receive double the amount of skins & hides from hunting. That makes it very useful for quick hunting.

Achievements and TrophiesEdit

These Trophies/Achievementsinvolve the hunting and/or skinning of animals:

Rdr bearly legal
5 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Kill and skin 18 Grizzly Bears.

Unnaturalselection
20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Kill 1 of every animal species in the game in any game mode.

Manifestdestiny
5 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Kill the last buffalo in the Great Plains in singleplayer.

Rdr frontiersman
20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Obtain Legendary rank in any Single Player Ambient Challenge.

Redeemed
100 gamerscoreGamerscore
Gold goldGold
Attain 100% in the Single Player Game Completion stat.


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