RDR2 Legendary Animals Guide and Map

Legendary Animals and Fish Locations and Map

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November 1, 2018 at 1:41 AM

This guide contains map locations and strategies for each Lendary Animal and Legendary Fish in Red Dead Redemption 2. There are 29 Legendary Animals to hunt in Red Dead Redemption 2, including 16 mammals and 13 Legendary Fish.

Each Legendary Animal and Fish is the apex of their species, and are found in a specific location in the world – which Arthur will note in his map by sketching a crown on that animal when nearby.

Legendary Animals and Fish won’t just walk up to you – they’ll require a good deal of tracking, hunting, and baiting to appear, and will sometimes become a difficult and deadly encounter – especially when hunting Legendary predators.

Once killed, it’s important to hang on to the body: Skinning it will yield a Legendary Pelt, which can be traded with the Trapper at any of his locations to craft special and unique Outfits. Legendary beasts can also yield fangs and other items that can be traded to a Fence to procure rare Talismans that boost your powers.

For a list of known Legendary Animals and Fish, see the list below:

There are 16 Legendary Animals to hunt throughout New Hanover, Ambarino, Lemoyne and New Austin. Use the map and links below for a guide to each.

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  1. Legendary Alligator
    The legenary gator can be found to the south of Lagras, in the marshy swamps west of Lakay in the Bayou Nwa region of Lemoyne. Skinning this aligator will reward you with the Legendary Alligator Skin and Legendary Alligator Tooth.
  2. Legendary Bear
    Find the legendary bear in the clearing to the north of the lake at O’Creagh’s Run in the Grizzlies East region of Ambarino. You can first obtain the legendary bear pelt and Legendary Bear Claw after completing the mission Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego in Chapter 2.
  3. Legendary Beaver
    The legendary beaver is found just to the southeast of Elysian Pool, due west of the Van Horn Trading Post. Skinning it rewards you with the Legendary Beaver Pelt and Legendary Beaver Tooth.
  4. Legendary Boar
    You’ll find the legendary boar around the northwest section of Bluewater Marsh, at the northern edge of the Bayou Nwa region of Lemoyne. Skinning it grants the Legendary Boar Pelt and Legendary Boar Tusk.
  5. Legendary Buck
    You’ll find the Legendary Buck in the black bone forest at the western foot of Mt Shan, northwest of Strawberry in West Elizabeth. The legendary buck pelt is valuable, but the Legendary Buck Antler trinket is great to get early on as it increases the quality of all your skins.
  6. Legendary Cougar
    You can hunt the legendary cougar west of Tumbleweed in Gaptooth Ridge in New Austin. Killing and skinning it earns you the Legendary Cougar Pelt and the Legendary Cougar 
  7. Legendary Coyote
    This legendary animal can be hunted near the west end of Dewberry Creek, northwest of Rhodes in the Scarlett Meadows region of Lemoyne.
  8. Legendary Elk
    You’ll hunt the legendary elk in the woods due east of Bacchus Station, to the north-east of Fort Wallace, on the border of New Hanover and Ambarino. Skin it to earn the Legendary Elk Pelt and Legendary Elk Antler.
  9. Legendary Fox
    The legendary fox can be found just east of Mattock Pond, to the north of Rhodes in Lemoyne. It drops the Legendary Fox Pelt and Legendary Fox Claw when skinned.
  10. Legendary Moose
    You’ll find the legendary moose in the far northeast corner of the map, by following the train tracks north from Annesburg or heading up the river from Brandywine Drop in Roanoke Ridge. Skinning it unlocks the Legendary Moose Pelt and Legendary Moose Antler.
  11. Legendary Panther
    To unlock this legendary hunt, you must first complete 9 Master Hunter challenges. Once you do, you can find it in the woods south of Bolger Glade, west of Shady Belle. Skin the panther to earn the Legendary Panther Skin and Legendary Panther Eye.
  12. Legendary Pronghorn
    The legendary pronghorn can be found in New Austin, to the east and slightly south of Fort Mercer. Skinning it grants you the Legendary Pronghorn Hide and Legendary Pronghorn Horn.
  13. Legendary Ram
    You’ll be able to find the legendary ram in the hills just north of the railroad, slightly east of Cattail Poind, across the Dakota River to the east of Valentine. Obtain the Legendary Ram Hide and Legendary Ram Horn by skinning it.
  14. Legendary Tatanka Bison
    You’ll find the Tatanka Bison in Hennigan’s Stead, south of Stillwater Creek. Skin it to earn the Legendary Tatanka Bison Pelt and Legendary Tatanka Bison Horn.
  15. Legendary White Bison
    The Legendary White Bison can be hunted along the north shore of Lake Isabella, in the Grizzlies West region of Ambarino. It provides the Legendary White Bison Pelt and Legendary Bison Horn when skinned.
  16. Legendary Wolf
    The Legendary Wolf can be hunted and skinned in and around Cotorra Springs, to the southwest of the Wapati Reservation and across the Dakota north of Fort Wallace. Its skin rewards you with the Legendary Wolf Pelt and Legendary Wolf Heart.

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