RDR2 Legendary Elk

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Red Dead Redemption II: Legendary Elk Hunting Guide

RDR2 Legendary Elk

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Elk is another unique animal you can hunt early in the video game if you wish to craft a unique trinket from its antlers.

The Legendary White Elk in RDR2 is located east of Bachus Station, very close to the area where you find the Legendary Wolf.

To hunt this Legendary Animal; however, first you need to reach Chapter 2, and second, you have to buy a long range rifle.

When you are ready to go after it, use our hunting guide below to easily track this one of a kind elk.

RDR2 Legendary Animals Locations Map

All Legendary Animals Locations in Red Dead Redemption 2


“The Legendary Elk is endemic to Cumberland Forest. The distinguishable white hair and shaggy mane make this elk different to other elks in the region. Its herbivore diet includes grasses, leaves, bark, and plants. Elks are easily startled so it is advised to keep as much distance as possible whilst hunting. Long range weapons like a Bow with Improved Arrows, or a long scope rifle, are considered to be the best for hunting. Killing this animal will give you the opportunity to craft a rare trinket.” 

Legendary Elk Location:

  • Cumberland Forest (East of Bachus Station)

Recommended Weapon & Ammo:

  • Springfield Rifle
  • Express Ammo

Hunting & Tracking Guide:

You can find the Legendary Elk east of Bachus Station, as marked on our map. When you get there, start looking for the elk’s tracks.

You should see some dung on the small hill overlooking the station, as in the picture below.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Elk Hunting Guide 1

Elk Dung Location

Several steps away to the east is some tree rub.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Elk Hunting Guide 2

Elk Tree Rub

Once you inspect the second track, move east towards the mountain, to find some fur.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Elk Hunting Guide 3

Elk Fur Location

After you find the third track, check the area south from your current position to find the RDR2 Legendary Elk in the forest.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Elk Hunting Guide 4

The Legendary Elk in Red Dead Redemption 2

Being quite large, this animal might require 3 headshots. The Dead Eye is quite important here, so make use of it.

If you spook the Legendary Elk, remain in the area and continue to track the animal, as it will not leave the hunting ground.

Craftable Items:

You can use the pelt of the unique elk to craft the following garments at the Trapper:

The Legendary Elk Half Chaps

  • Legendary Elk Pelt x1
  • Perfect Sheep Hide x1
  • $16

The Legendary Elk Moccasins

  • Legendary Elk Pelt x1
  • Perfect Goat Hide x1
  • $30

The Legendary Elk Range Gloves

  • Legendary Elk Pelt x1
  • $13

Furthermore, using the elk’s antlers you can craft the Elk Antler Trinket, which increases the amount of money you loot by 10%. To craft the trinket, after you kill the Elk, make sure you visit the Fence.

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