RDR2 Wild Boar

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Red Dead Redemption II: Wild Boar Hunting Guide

RDR2 Wild BoarThe Red Dead Redemption 2 Wild Boar is a large-sized animal you can hunt very early in the video game developed by Rockstar Studios for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

A large number of RDR2 Boars can be found in the swamps of Lemoyne, just north of Saint-Denis; but, you can also find Wild Boars in other areas marked on our map below.

The Wild Boar in Red Dead Redemption II has three variations. First, we have the Common Boar, we discuss in the following guide.

Next, there is a legendary specimen which is also covered by our RDR2 Wiki. Last but not least, while playing The Veteran Stranger Mission, you have the chance to hunt a Giant Boar.

This specific animal; however, is unique and it’s not required for the Zoologist and Skin Deep achievements.


“Wild Boars can be found across the states of New Hanover, Lemoyne, and West Elizabeth. They are omnivores, preying on amphibians, reptiles, insects, worms, and smaller mammals. They also eat roots and fruit. Using either a rifle or a Bow with Poison Arrows is the easiest way to take down an animal of this size. A boar’s tender pork can be eaten, and their fat and tusks can be used to craft with.”

General Information

Animal Family: Suidae
Size: Large
Class: Mammals
Scientific Name: Sus Scrofa
Variations: Legendary Boar, Giant Boar
Huntable: Y
Skinnable: Y
Similar Animals: Buck, Cougar, Panther, Big Horn Ram, Wolf, Deer, Pronghorn, Goat, Sheep, Peccary

Wild Boar Location & Habitat

RDR2 Boar Location Map

Wild Boars Hunting Spots

Recommended Hunting Weapons & Ammo

The table below features the best Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons and ammo choices for scoring perfect quality kills on Wild Boars.

Weapon Type: Ammo:
Bow  Arrow
Poison Arrow
Throwable Poison Throwing Knife
Rifle Regular
Split Point
High Velocity
Sniper (Scoped) Rifle Regular
Split Point
High Velocity

Wild Boar Parts & Crafting Materials

Depending on the quality of your kill you can obtain the following crafting materials and parts.

These parts can be sold (see the price table below); or used at the Trapper, Fence or for Camp Upgrades.

Material: Sell Price: Kill Quality:
Perfect Boar Skin $2.10 Perfect
Good Boar Skin $1.26 Good
Poor Boar Skin $0.84 Poor
Tender Pork Loin $0.60 Any
Boar Tusks $0.45 Any
Animal Fat $0.25 Any
Legendary Boar Pelt $22.00 Any
Legendary Boar Tusk Can’t be sold Any

Wild Boar Meat Cooking Recipes

With the meat you obtain from any RDR2 Boar; you can cook the following recipes using a variety of aromatic herbs.

These recipes require a cooking fire available when you set your camp.

Recipe Name: Ingredient(s): Effect:
Plain Pork Tender Pork Loin x1 Greatly restores all Cores
Thyme Pork Tender Pork Loin x1, Creeping Thyme x1 Fully restores Dead Eye Core, greatly restores Health Core and Stamina Core
Oregano Pork Tender Pork Loin x1, Oregano x1 Fully restores Stamina Core, greatly restores Health Core and Dead Eye Core
Minty Pork Tender Pork Loin x1, Wild Mint x1 Fully restores Health Core, greatly restores Stamina Core and Dead Eye Core

RDR2 Wild Boar Crafting Guide

When you successfully kill a Boar, 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  Boar Mother Hubbard Saddle $90.00 Perfect Boar Pelt
Legendary Boar & Bison Fowlers $37.00 Legendary Boar Pelt, Legendary Tatanka Bison Pelt
Boar & Bull Fowler Boots $31.00 Perfect Ox Hide, Perfect Boar Pelt
Bull Fowler Boots $29.00 Perfect Boar Pelt, Perfect Bull Hide
Snake Skin Cavalry Gloves $26.00 Perfect Boar Pelt, Perfect Snake Skin
Boar Fringed Shotgun Chaps $25.00 Perfect Boar Pelt x2
Legendary Beaver Flop Hat $22.00 Legendary Beaver Pelt, Legendary Boar Pelt, Cardinal Feather
Legendary Cougar Riding Gloves $20.00 Legendary Cougar Pelt, Perfect Boar Pelt
Boar Riding Gloves $15.00 Perfect Boar Pelt, Perfect Rabbit Pelt x2
Legendary Ram Rifleman Gloves $12.00 Legendary Ram Hide, Perfect Boar Pelt
Huntsman Accessory $10.00 Perfect Boar Pelt, Hawk Feather, Quail Feather x2
Arthur’s Camp Fire Arrow Free Arrow x1, Animal Fat x1, Flight Feather x1
Volatile Dynamite Free Animal Fat x1, Dynamite x1, High-Velocity Cartridge x1
Volatile Fire Bottle Free Animal Fat x1, Moonshine x1
Fire Bottle Free Animal Fat x1, Gin, Guarma Rum, Fine Brandy or Kentucky Bourbon x1
Explosive Cartridge Free Express Cartridge x1, Animal Fat x1
Explosive Slug Free Regular Shotgun Shell x1, Animal Fat x1
Fence Boar Tusk Talisman $31.00 Gold Earring, Cobalt Petrified Wood, Legendary Boar Tusk
Camp (Pearson) Boar Skin Table Cover Free Perfect Boar Pelt
Boar Skin Rug Free Perfect Boar Pelt x4
Materials Satchel Craft 3 Recipes at a Campfire Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Boar Pelt, Perfect Iguana Pelt

Hunting Tips

Although fast, the Wild Boar is quite easy to hunt. Using any of the recommended weapons above, in association with Arthur’s Dead Eye skill, aim for the animal’s head.

A single headshot should take any boar down instantly.

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