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The Trapper

The Trapper is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.

History

Background

You know, these hides and furs can also be done up into coats and boots and such. Beyond my skills, but there's a trapper that travels around these parts - Canadian feller - a skilled tanner. He can make just about anything.
Simon Pearson, describing the Trapper
The Trapper is a highly skilled and experienced hunter, tanner and forager, hailing from Canada. His skills have made him widely known across the land, and he knows various fellow trappers, along with a falconer named Jerry. The Trapper has had at least four wives, and is a veteran of a war, alongside a Mexican trapper situated in Rio Bravo.

The Trapper runs a transitory shop situated in various points across New Hanover and West Elizabeth, although he also has a permanent shop in the market in Saint Denis, Lemoyne.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

The player can fist visit the Trapper by Chapter 2, where the player can visit his shop. He will purchase animal pelts, hides, carcasses, meat and Legendary Animal pelts, all of which he can use to craft saddles, outfits and articles of clothing. Improved equipment unlocked by completing challenges can also be bought from him. Additionally, while browsing his shop, the Trapper can be heard making various remarks about fellow trappers, telling anecdotes of previous hunting experiences, or even sharing rumors of sightings of peculiar animals.

Character

Personality

You young bucks have it easy. I once tracked an ill tempered moose four days across an ice sheet for a square meal.
The Trapper
The Trapper is a grizzled, no-nonsense individual. Although he is generally respectful towards his customers, he also isn't afraid of expressing his feelings about city folk and young people, ranging from amusement at their inexperience to annoyance towards their pamperedness and entitlement.

Appearance

The Trapper is an older fellow with an long, brown, unkempt beard, wearing a dirty-yellow shirt with a blue undershirt beneath and a brown hat.

Locations

There are various Trapper locations across the map.

TrapperLocation

All locations of the Trapper

Crafting

In addition to selling items and equipment, trappers will also craft clothing for players who provide the necessary components, for a price. The below tables detail these crafted items, the garment sets they're a part of or otherwise, and the saddles that can be made by the Trapper, provided that he has the right materials and fees.

Garment Sets

The Bear Hunter

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Legendary Bear Head Hat 40.00 1x Legendary Bear Pelt
Legendary Bear Coat 28.00 1x Legendary Bear Pelt

1x Perfect Bison Pelt

Legendary Bear Roper 34.00 1x Legendary Bear Pelt

1x Perfect Bull Hide

Boar Riding Gloves 15.00 1x Perfect Boar Pelt

2x Perfect Rabbit Pelts

The Trophy Buck

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Raccoon Mountain Hat 21.00 1x Perfect Raccoon Pelt

1x Perfect Beaver Pelt

2x Hawk Feathers

Legendary Buck Vest 26.00 1x Legendary Buck Pelt

1x Perfect Ram Hide

Legendary Fox Moccasins 40.00 1x Perfect Elk Pelt

1x Legendary Fox Pelt

Legendary Buck & Fox Range Gloves 28.00 1x Legendary Buck Pelt

1x Legendary Fox Pelt

The Dreamcatcher

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Legendary Beaver Flop Hat 22.00 1x Legendary Beaver Pelt

1x Legendary Boar Pelt

1x Cardinal Feather

Legendary Bison Vest 30.00 1x Legendary Tatanka Bison Pelt*
Legendary Bison Batwing Chaps 32.00 1x Legendary Tatanka Bison Pelt*
Legendary Boar & Bison Fowlers 37.00 1x Legendary Boar Pelt

1x Legendary Tatanka Bison Pelt*

Legendary Beaver Cavalry Gloves 18.00 1x Legendary Beaver Pelt

The Beast of Prey

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Legendary Cougar Flop Hat 19.00 1x Legendary Cougar Pelt*

2x Turkey Feathers

Legendary Cougar & Wolf Vest 42.00 1x Legendary Cougar Pelt*

1x Legendary Wolf Pelt

Legendary Wolf Batwing Chaps 34.00 1x Legendary Wolf Pelt

1x Perfect Goat Hide

Bull Fowler Boots 29.00 1x Perfect Boar Pelt

1x Perfect Bull Hide

Legendary Cougar Riding Gloves 20.00 1x Legendary Cougar Pelt*

1x Perfect Boar Pelt

The Huntsman

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Legendary Coyote Mountain Hat 23.00 1x Legendary Coyote Pelt

2x Eagle Feathers

Legendary Pronghorn Coat 35.00 1x Legendary Pronghorn Hide*

1x Perfect Moose Pelt

Legendary Coyote Half Chaps 20.00 1x Legendary Coyote Pelt

2x Perfect Fox Pelts

Workman's Pride Boots 28.00 1x Perfect Cow Hide

1x Perfect Goat Hide

Legendary Pronghorn Range Gloves 17.00 1x Legendary Pronghorn Hide*

1x Perfect Muskrat Pelt

The Death Roll

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Legendary Alligator Gambler's Hat 22.00 1x Legendary Alligator Skin**

2x Perfect Snake Skins

Legendary Panther Cloak 45.00 1x Legendary Panther Pelt***
Legendary Alligator Vest 35.00 1x Legendary Alligator Skin**
Legendary Alligator Fowlers 35.00 1x Legendary Alligator Skin**
Legendary Panther Range Gloves 30.00 1x Legendary Panther Pelt***

1x Perfect Gila Monster Skin*

The Stalker

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Legendary Ram Hat 17.00 1x Legendary Ram Hide
Legendary Moose Hunting Jacket 24.00 1x Legendary Moose Pelt

1x Perfect Wolf Pelt

Legendary Ram Batwing Chaps 33.00 1x Legendary Ram Hide
Legendary Moose Moccasins 22.00 1x Legendary Moose Pelt

1x Perfect Cow Hide

Legendary Ram Rifleman Gloves 12.00 1x Legendary Ram Hide

1x Perfect Boar Pelt

The Ghost Bison

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Legendary White Bison Hat 45.00 1x Legendary White Bison Pelt
Legendary White Bison Coat 29.00 1x Legendary White Bison Pelt
Legendary Elk Half Chaps 16.00 1x Legendary Elk Pelt

1x Perfect Sheep Hide

Legendary Elk Moccasins 30.00 1x Legendary Elk Pelt

1x Perfect Goat Hide

Legendary Elk Range Gloves 13.00 1x Legendary Elk Pelt

The Rattler

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Ram Sombrero 10.00 1x Perfect Ram Hide
Outdoorsmen Vest 22.00 1x Perfect Pronghorn Hide
Javelina Half Chaps 18.00 1x Perfect Collared Peccary Pig Pelt*

1x Perfect Snake Skin

Iguana Range Gloves 27.00 1x Perfect Collared Peccary Pig Pelt*

2x Perfect Iguana Skins

The Wrangler

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Goat Flop Hat 12.00 1x Perfect Pronghorn Hide

1x Perfect Goat Hide

Trapper's Cloak 32.00 1x Perfect Sheep Hide
No-Man's Vest 27.00 1x Perfect Panther Pelt

1x Perfect Goat Hide

Two Toned Moccasins 15.00 1x Perfect Buck Pelt
Moose Range Gloves 22.00 1x Perfect Moose Pelt

The Bronco Buster

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Elk Flop Hat 12.00 1x Perfect Elk Pelt
Coyote Scout Jacket 20.00 1x Perfect Ox Hide

1x Perfect Coyote Pelt

Huntsman Vest 25.00 1x Perfect Sheep Hide

1x Perfect Deer Pelt

Boar Fringed Shotgun Chaps 25.00 2x Perfect Boar Pelts
Pigskin Rifleman Gloves 8.00 1x Perfect Pig Hide

The Marauder

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Muskrat Cavalry Hat 15.00 4x Rabbit Pelts

1x Perfect Muskrat Pelt

Principal Vest 18.00 1x Perfect Cow Hide

1x Perfect Deer Pelt

Bull Fringed Shotgun Chaps 18.00 1x Perfect Bull Hide
Snake Skin Cavalry Gloves 26.00 1x Perfect Boar Pelt

1x Perfect Snake Skin

The Bounty Hunter

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Plantation Slouch Hat 15.00 1x Perfect Bison Pelt
Beaver Hunting Jacket 21.00 1x Perfect Cow Hide

2x Perfect Beaver Pelts

Sheepskin Vest 20.00 2x Perfect Sheep Hides
Pronghorn Half Chaps 7.00 1x Perfect Pronghorn Hide
Buck Riding Gloves 5.00 1x Perfect Buck Pelt

The Desperado

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Beaver Drifter Hat 20.00 2x Perfect Beaver Pelts
Wolf Coat 25.00 1x Perfect Ram Hide

1x Perfect Wolf Pelt

Billy Vest 32.00 2x Perfect Armadillo Skins*

1x Perfect Goat Hide

Boar & Bull Fowler Boots 31.00 1x Perfect Ox Hide

1x Perfect Boar Pelt

Winter Cavalry Gloves 25.00 1x Perfect Rabbit Pelt

2x Perfect Muskrat Pelts

The Night Wrangler

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Coyote Gambler's Hat 16.00 2x Perfect Coyote Pelts
Cougar Cutaway Coat 39.00 2x Perfect Cougar Pelts

1x Perfect Black Bear Pelt

Wilderness Vest 28.00 1x Perfect Wolf Pelt

1x Perfect Panther Pelt

Moose Half Chaps 10.00 1x Perfect Moose Pelt
Badger Rifleman Gloves 10.00 1x Perfect Badger Pelt

The Mountain Man

Outfit Piece Cost ($) Ingredients
Grenadier Hat 24.00 1x Perfect Muskrat Pelt

1x Perfect Beaver Pelt

Ram Shotgun Coat 45.00 2x Perfect Ram Hides
Country Vest 25.00 1x Perfect Buck Pelt

1x Perfect Beaver Pelt

Elk Riding Gloves 12.00 1x Perfect Elk Pelt

Non-Set Piece Clothing

Hats

Item Price ($) Components
Badger Mountain Hat 26 Perfect Badger Pelt
Beaver Mountain Hat 28 Perfect Beaver Pelt
Fox Mountain Hat 30 Perfect Fox Pelt
Skunk Mountain Hat 23 Perfect Skunk Pelt
Bear Grenadier Hat 24 Perfect Black Bear Pelt
Squirrel Flat Cap 16 Perfect Squirrel Pelt (x6)
Rat Flat Cap 12 Perfect Rat Pelt (x10)
Snake Bulldogger Cap 23 Perfect Sheep Hide
Perfect Snake Skin
Iguana Big Valley Hat 14 Perfect Cow Hide
Perfect Iguana Skin
Gila Monster Gambler's Hat 16 Perfect Elk Pelt
Perfect Gila Monster Skin*
Pronghorn Flop Hat 12 Perfect Pronghorn Hide
Perfect Opossum Pelt (x4)
Deer Cavalry Hat 20 Perfect Deer Pelt
Raven Feather (x10)
Bison Gambler's Hat 18 Perfect Bison Pelt
Robin Feather (x4)
Oriole Feather (x4)
Rat Infantry Hardee Hat 17 Perfect Goat Hide
Perfect Rat Pelt (x6)
Stalker Accessory 13 Loon Feather (x2)
Condor Feather*
Raven Feather (x3)
Scavenger Accessory 11 Vulture Feather
Seagull Feather
Native Accessory 10 Pheasant Feather
Sparrow Feather (x4)
Robin Feather (x3)
Pilgrim Accessory 11 Turkey Feather
Cedar Waxwing Feather (x2)
Blue Jay Feather (x3)
Huntsman Accessory 10 Perfect Boar Pelt
Hawk Feather
Quail Feather (x2)
Pioneer Accessory 11 Turkey Feather (x3)
Duck Feather (x3)
Chicken Feather (x3)
Rococo Accessory 15 Crow Feather (x2)
Cardinal Feather (x2)
Glorious Accessory 10 Oriole Feather
Woodpecker Feather (x4)
Pursuer Accessory 13 Eagle Feather (x2)
Pigeon Feather (x2)
Majestic Accessory 15 Rooster Feather (x4)
Woodpecker Feather (x2)
Songbird Feather (x2)
Homestead Accessory 10 Chicken Feather
Goose Feather (x2)
Judicious Accessory 10 Pheasant Feather
Owl Feather

Vests

Item Price ($) Components
Rugged Wrangler Vest 23 Perfect Pig Hide
Hinterland Vest 21 Perfect Ram Hide
Rustic Vest 23 Perfect Cougar Pelt

Chaps

Item Price ($) Components
Bear Batwing Chaps 27 Perfect Bear Pelt
Ox Fringed Shotgun Chaps 15 Perfect Ox Hide
Elk Fringed Shotgun Chaps 21 Perfect Elk Pelt
Moose Batwing Chaps 10 Perfect Moose Pelt
Batwing Chaps 12 Perfect Deer Pelt
Bear Fringed Shotgun Chaps 38 Perfect Black Bear Pelt
Sheep Batwing Chaps 35 Perfect Sheep Hide (x2)
Muskrat Half Chaps 5 Perfect Muskrat Pelt (x2)
Deer Pelt Half Chaps 9 Perfect Deer Pelt

Boots

Item Price ($) Components
Javelina Moccasins 33 Perfect Collared Peccary Pig Pelt* (x2)
Skunk Trapper Boots 39 Perfect Skunk Pelt (x2)
Moccasins 17 Perfect Buck Pelt

Saddles

The Trapper can make saddles for free. He simply requires the right pelts. These saddles can't be customized the same way as stable-bought saddles can, and the player won't be able to customize horns and stirrups. However, these saddles will provide much better reductions to horse core drain rates, improve horse stamina regeneration, reduce horse stamina depletion, and boost horse speed and acceleration.

As such, not only are these saddles much better than what the stables can offer, but they let the player save a lot of money on horse tack. Below are the saddles that the Trapper can craft, their bonuses and components required to make them.

Saddle Stam Core Drain HP Core Drain Stam Drain Stam Regen Speed/Accel Components
Rattlesnake Vaquero Saddle -24% -22% -50% +24% +2 10 Perfect Snake Skins
Cougar McClelland Saddle -22% -20% -50% +20% +2 1 Perfect Cougar Pelt
Boar Mother Hubbard Saddle -20% -22% -50% +20% +2 1 Perfect Boar Pelt
Alligator Ranch Cutter Saddle -20% -24% -50% +22% +2 1 Perfect Alligator Skin
Bear Dakota Saddle -24% -20% -50% +22% +2 1 Perfect Bear Pelt
Beaver Roping Saddle -20% -26% -50% +24% +2 1 Perfect Beaver Pelt
Panther Trail Saddle -26% -20% -50% +24% +2 1 Perfect Panther Pelt

Reinforced Equipment

Arthur can buy Upgraded Bandoliers, Gun Belts and Holsters from gunsmiths. Additionally, the second holster he receives from Micah during Blessed are the Meek? immediately becomes an Upgraded Off-Hand Holster if the Upgraded Holster has been purchased prior to or after the mission.

The Upgraded Bandolier increases ammo capacity for repeater, rifle and shotgun ammo. The Upgraded Gun Belt increases ammo capacity for revolver and pistol ammo. And the Upgraded Holsters reduce the amount of maintenance required for holstered weapons.

However, the player can also unlock and purchase Reinforced Equipment from the Trapper by completing the ambient challenges in the game. Aside from further increasing ammo capacity and reducing required gun maintenance, not only does Reinforced Equipment unlock cosmetic customization options for the Bandolier, Gun Belt and Holsters, but unlocking whole sets of Reinforced Equipment allows the player to increase their Max Health, Stamina and Deadeye beyond Level 8. Further below are tables containing the different Reinforced Equipment sets, the prices of their pieces and challenge requirements.

  • The Horseman, Sharpshooter and Weapons Expert sets increase the player's Max Health level.
  • The Bandit, Gambler and Master Hunter sets increase the player's Max Stamina level.
  • The Explorer, Herbalist and Survivalist sets increase the player's Max Deadeye level.

Unlocking and purchasing one set of Reinforced Equipment allows the player to increase that set's corresponding stat to Level 9. Players can then increase that stat to Level 10 by unlocking and purchasing the other two sets that correspond to the same stat.

For example, if a player completes all of the Bandit challenges and purchases all of the Bandit equipment from the Trapper, the player can then increase their Max Stamina to Level 9. If the player then completes all of the Gambler and Master Hunter challenges and purchases their equipment sets, they'll be allowed to increase their Max Stamina to Level 10.

Given that the challenge Herbalist 9 requires access to New Austin to complete, Arthur won't be able to fully unlock and purchase the Herbalist set. As such, John will have to complete the challenges that Arthur couldn't during the Epilogue, in order to completely unlock all 9 sets.

Horseman

Equipment Piece Cost ($) Unlock Requirements
Horseman Bandolier 17.75 Complete Horseman Challenge 7
Horseman Gun Belt 16.00 Complete Horseman Challenge 1
Horseman Holster 13.00 Complete Horseman Challenge 3
Horseman Off-Hand Holster 13.00 Complete Horseman Challenge 10
TOTAL 59.75 Horseman Challenge Guide

Sharpshooter

Equipment Piece Cost ($) Unlock Requirements
Sharpshooter Bandolier 20.00 Complete Sharpshooter Challenge 1
Sharpshooter Gun Belt 18.00 Complete Sharpshooter Challenge 10
Sharpshooter Holster 14.75 Complete Sharpshooter Challenge 3
Sharpshooter Off-Hand Holster 14.75 Complete Sharpshooter Challenge 7
TOTAL 67.50 Sharpshooter Challenge Guide

Weapons Expert

Equipment Piece Cost ($) Unlock Requirements
Weapons Expert Bandolier 17.00 Complete Weapons Expert Challenge 10
Weapons Expert Gun Belt 15.25 Complete Weapons Expert Challenge 3
Weapons Expert Holster 12.25 Complete Weapons Expert Challenge 1
Weapons Expert Off-Hand Holster 12.25 Complete Weapons Expert Challenge 7
TOTAL 56.75 Weapons Expert Challenge Guide

Bandit

Equipment Piece Cost ($) Unlock Requirements
Bandit Bandolier 21.75 Complete Bandit Challenge 1
Gun Bandit Belt 19.50 Complete Bandit Challenge 10
Bandit Holster 16.00 Complete Bandit Challenge 3
Bandit Off-Hand Holster 16.00 Complete Bandit Challenge 7
TOTAL 73.25 Bandit Challenge Guide

Gambler

Equipment Piece Cost ($) Unlock Requirements
Gambler Bandolier 21.00 Complete Gambler Challenge 3
Gambler Gun Belt 18.75 Complete Gambler Challenge 7
Gambler Holster 15.25 Complete Gambler Challenge 1
Gambler Off-Hand Holster 15.25 Complete Gambler Challenge 10
TOTAL 70.25 Gambler Challenge Guide

Master Hunter

Equipment Piece Cost ($) Unlock Requirements
Master Hunter Bandolier 24.50 Complete Master Hunter Challenge 3
Master Hunter Gun Belt 22.00 Complete Master Hunter Challenge 7
Master Hunter Holster 18.00 Complete Master Hunter Challenge 10
Master Hunter Off-Hand Holster 18.00 Complete Master Hunter Challenge 1
TOTAL 82.50 Master Hunter Challenge Guide

Explorer

Equipment Piece Cost ($) Unlock Requirements
Explorer Bandolier 34.75 Complete Explorer Challenge 3
Explorer Gun Belt 31.25 Complete Explorer Challenge 7
Explorer Holster 25.25 Complete Explorer Challenge 1
Explorer Off-Hand Holster 25.25 Complete Explorer Challenge 10
TOTAL 116.50 Explorer Challenge Guide

Herbalist

Equipment Piece Cost ($) Unlock Requirements
Herbalist Bandolier 30.25 Complete Herbalist Challenge 10
Herbalist Gun Belt 27.25 Complete Herbalist Challenge 3
Herbalist Holster 22.00 Complete Herbalist Challenge 7
Herbalist Off-Hand Holster 22.00 Complete Herbalist Challenge 1
TOTAL 101.50 Herbalist Challenge Guide

Survivalist

Equipment Piece Cost ($) Unlock Requirements
Survivalist Bandolier 27.25 Complete Survivalist Challenge 7
Survivalist Gun Belt 24.50 Complete Survivalist Challenge 1
Survivalist Holster 19.75 Complete Survivalist Challenge 10
Survivalist Off-Hand Holster 19.75 Complete Survivalist Challenge 3
TOTAL 91.25 Survivalist Challenge Guide

Quotes

Nothing quite like wearing your best day's work.
The Trapper, when the player views his buying options
One of a kind pelts make one of a kind garments - worth the legwork, I assure you.
The Trapper
Best trapper I ever knew? My fourth wife - Native. We'd find a trail while the bloodhound was still sniffing its own ass. Hell of a woman, rest her soul.
The Trapper
You know, if I hear one more of my trappers tell a story of a snow white boar out in the Bluewater Marsh, I'm gonna start thinking there's something to it.
The Trapper
A lot of folk wanna apprentice. I got no competition, why would I want some?
The Trapper
I've run this stall all the way from here to the border, the northern one. And I've never been out of work.
The Trapper
Wish I never had to take my stall into the city, just like I wish country folk had any damn money.
The Trapper
Mexicans make some fine trappers, you know. I got an old war buddy down in Rio Bravo who's one of the best. Feed him tequila, he'll tell you about the time he saw "El berrendo blanco" - The White Pronghorn.
The Trapper
I'd wager I can travel faster with this stall in tow than you or anyone can with nothing but a horse and a saddle. It's not about speed - it's about knowing the land.
The Trapper
Sure, you'll see a difference right away.
The Trapper, after the player buys reinforced equipment
Very wise.
The Trapper, after the player purchases something in his shop
Every one of my garments is a little different, because every pelt is a little different. You'll find them nowhere else.
The Trapper
Dakota, Tall Trees, Big Valley, Roanoke - I run this stall just about everywhere. Best way to source the skins.
The Trapper
A lot of folk hunt, but not so many know their way around a needle and thread. It's good business, I'm telling you.
The Trapper
Safe travels!
The Trapper, after the player leaves his shop having bought or sold something

Notes

  • The only states the Trapper doesn't operate in are Ambarino and New Austin.
  • The player is not required to bring all needed pelts to the trapper at once as pelts already sold can be used later on.

Hunting Notes

  • Can only be found in New Austin after completing Chapter 6.
    • Can only be found in Lagras after completing Chapter 5.
      • Can only be found in southern Lemoyne upon completing Master Hunter Challenge 9.

Trivia

  • The Trapper is the favorite Red Dead Redemption 2 character of both Steve J. Palmer and Peter Blomquist.[1]
  • If the player walks up to him while carrying a Legendary animal pelt the Trapper will make a comment depending on which specific pelt is brought to him.

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifohZGPVBMQ

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