Endemic to the arid areas, the RDR2 American Badgers can be found in the southern areas of the game world.
The American Badgers in Red Dead Redemption II have no variations and legendary specimens don’t exist. Our hunting guide below explains what weapons and ammo you should use when hunting this animal.
Furthermore, you can see the complete list of crafting materials you can gather from an American Badger, and how to use them in the game.
“The American Badger can be found across the more arid climates of America. It is a fossorial carnivore, preying on squirrels, moles, prairie dogs, and voles. Using a Varmint Rifle whilst hunting should result in a clean kill. Badger claws and pelts can be used for crafting, and badger meat can be eaten.”
|Scientific Name:||Taxidea Taxus|
|Similar Animals:||Armadillo, Rabbit, Muskrat, Possum, Racoon, Skunk|
American Badger Location & Habitat
Recommended Hunting Weapons & Ammo
The table below features the best Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons and ammo choices for scoring perfect quality kills on American Badgers.
Badger Parts & Crafting Materials
Depending on the quality of your kill you can obtain the following crafting materials and parts. These materials can be sold (see the price table below); or used at the Trapper, Fence or for Camp Upgrades.
|Material:||Sell Price:||Kill Quality:|
|Perfect Badger Pelt||$1.25||Perfect|
|Good Badger Pelt||$0.75||Good|
|Poor Badger Pelt||$0.50||Poor|
|Perfect Badger Carcass||$3.00||Perfect|
|Good Badger Carcass||$1.80||Good|
|Poor Badger Carcass||$1.20||Poor|
American Badger Meat Cooking Recipes
With the meat you obtain from RDR2 Badgers; you can cook the following recipe.
This recipe requires a cooking fire available when you set your camp.
|Plain Stringy Meat||Stringy Meat x1||Slightly restores all Cores|
RDR2 Badger Crafting Guide
When you successfully kill one of these animals; you can use the parts obtained from skinning as crafting materials.
Take them to the locations listed below in order to craft unique items.
|Location:||Item Name:||Cost:||Required Materials:|
|Trapper||Badger Mountain Hat||$26.00||Perfect Badger Pelt|
|Badger Rifleman Gloves||$10.00||Perfect Badger Pelt|
|Arthur’s Camp||Predator Bait||Free||1x Stringy Meat, 1x Wintergreen, Evergreen, Huckleberry, Raspberry or Blackberry|
|Camp (Pearson)||Ingredients Satchel||Donate 5 animal carcasses to Pearson||Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Badger Pelt, Perfect Squirrel Pelt|
To get a Perfect Pelt you need to find a perfect exemplar (3 stars). Check our locations map above and search the areas while mounted. When you see one, use the Varmint Rifle with the recommended 0.22 ammo.
You don’t have to dismount and you don’t have to use the Dead Eye to aim for specific areas, but the Varmint Rifle is mandatory for a perfect quality kill.
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