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The Legendary Tatanka Bison is a rare species of animal found in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online.


Red Dead Redemption 2

The Legendary Tatanka Bison is native to Hennigan's Stead in New Austin. This bison can be recognized by its short black hair and thick light gray hair around its hump and head. As a herbivore, it grazes on grains, hay, and corn. Long range weapons like a long scope rifle or a Bow with Improved Arrows will give you the advantage when hunting this animal.[1]

Killing the bison gives the player the opportunity to craft the rare Tatanka Bison Horn Trinket, the Legendary Boar & Bison Fowlers, the Legendary Bison Batwing Chaps, the Legendary Bison Vest and together finishes The Dreamcatcher outfit.

Red Dead Online

This subspecies of bison has been spotted grazing near Heartland Overflow. It can be distinguished from common black bison by the white coloring across its head and back. Large and muscular, these creatures will charged if provoked.[2]


The Legendary Tatanka Bison can be found in Hennigan's Stead, southeast of MacFarlane's Ranch.

In Red Dead Online, The Legendary Tatanka Bison can be found near Heartland Overflow.


Legendary animals always give a clean pelt or skin, therefore any weapon can be used.

In Red Dead Online, the bison has a higher chance of spawning between 9am and 6pm, in rainy and drizzly weather.

Due to its size the Tatanka Bison will take more shots than other animals to kill or sedate. This means it has a higher chance of running once the player locates it even after shooting it a number of times.



Red Dead Redemption 2

Item Price Recipe
Legendary Boar & Bison Fowlers $37.00 Legendary Boar Pelt, Legendary Tatanka Bison Pelt
Legendary Bison Batwing Chaps $32.00 Legendary Tatanka Bison Pelt
Legendary Bison Vest $30.00 Legendary Tatanka Bison Pelt

These are part of The Dreamcatcher Garment Set.

Red Dead Online

After hunting and killing the bison, the player can sell the pelt to Gus Macmillan and he will craft it into garments.

Item Price Recipe
Tatanka Hood and Coat $418.25 1x Legendary Tatanka Bison Pelt


Red Dead Redemption 2

Item Price Requires Type Effect
Tatanka Bison Horn Trinket $16.75 Legendary Tatanka Bison Horn Health Lowers melee damage received by 10%

Video Guide


Red Dead Online - Legendary Tatanka Bison Location Animal Field Guide


  • As the Legendary Tatanka Bison habitat is in the eastern regions of New Austin, it can only be hunted after the epilogue. However, there may be exploits throught which the player can hunt it earlier.
  • Tatanka is the word for a bison or alternatively a bull in the Lakota Sioux language. "Sitting Bull" was the English name for Tatanka Iyotake, a famous Lakota spiritual leader, who led a peaceful resistance against the U.S government in the 1880's.


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