Red Dead Redemption II: Legendary Buck Hunting Guide

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Red Dead Redemption II: Legendary Buck Hunting Guide

RDR2 Legendary Buck

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Buck is the first Legendary Animal you should hunt if you wish to improve your equipment while playing the video game.

The parts you receive after hunting this unique animal in RDR2 will make your hunting activities more productive; by increasing the quality of the pelts you will skin.

You can (and should) look for the Red Dead Redemption II Legendary Buck the moment you start Chapter 2. Our hunting guide below explains how to track and hunt the Legendary Buck in Red Dead Redemption 2.

RDR2 Legendary Animals Locations Map

All Legendary Animals Locations in Red Dead Redemption 2


” The Legendary Buck is endemic to Big Valley in West Elizabeth. Its light brown and white short hair makes this buck distinguishable to other bucks. As a herbivore, it consumes nuts, buds, twigs, and green plants. A rifle or a Bow with Poison Arrows are considered to be the best weapons to hunt this animal. Killing the animal will give you the opportunity to craft a rare trinket.”

Legendary Buck Location:

  • Black Bone Forest (NW of Strawbery)

Recommended Weapon & Ammo:

  • Springfield Rifle
  • Regular Ammo

Hunting & Tracking Guide:

Ride to the area marked on our map above in order to look for the Legendary Buck.

The first clue you can find is some fur near two tree stumps. Inspect the fur, then focus on the animal’s track.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Buck Hunting Guide 1

Dung Location

Move east and several steps away you can find some dung.

Follow the track north, then cross the path in the forest and you will find another dung next to a rather tall dead tree and a tree stump.

Now, slowly move east to spot the animal in the forest. Align your weapon and aim for the head.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Buck Hunting Guide 2

Aim for the buck’s head

Using our RDR2 recommended weapon you will need two shots to put the animal down.

Skin the animal to get the buck’s pelt and antler, and then take the carcass to the Trapper west from your current location.

Craftable Items:

The pelt can be used to craft the following item at the Trapper:

The Legendary Buck Vest

  • Legendary Buck Pelt x1
  • Perfect Ram Hide x1
  • $26

The Legendary Buck and Fox Range Gloves

The antler is used to craft the Buck Antler Trinket at the Fence. The Red Dead Redemption 2 Buck Antler Trinket allows you to get higher quality skinned animal parts.

Did you manage to hunt this unique animal in Red Dead Redemption 2? Let us know your strategy in the comments section below and don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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