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.”
|Scientific Name:||Sus Scrofa|
|Variations:||Legendary Boar, Giant Boar|
|Similar Animals:||Buck, Cougar, Panther, Big Horn Ram, Wolf, Deer, Pronghorn, Goat, Sheep, Peccary|
Wild Boar 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 Wild Boars.
|Throwable||Poison Throwing Knife|
|Sniper (Scoped) Rifle||Regular|
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|
|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.
|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|
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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