RDR2 Little Brown Bat

Red Dead Redemption 2

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Red Dead Redemption II: Bat Hunting Guide

RDR2 Little Brown BatThe Red Dead Redemption 2 Bat is a small-sized animal you can hunt when you start Chapter 2 of the video game developed by Rockstar Studios for PS4 and Xbox One.

Most RDR2 Little Brown Bats can be found within caves, caverns or deserted mines, where they find refuge during the day. At least one bat must be captured in order to fill Arthur’s compendium.

The Little Brown Bat in Red Dead Redemption II doesn’t have variations such as the American Alligator for example, and there are no legendary specimens in the game. 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 Alligator, and how to use them properly.


“The Little Brown Bat is found across most of America. They are insectivores, feeding on mosquitoes, wasps, beetles, and midges. Due to the size of this species of bat, they can be killed with less impact. A Bow with Small Game Arrows can be used successfully for hunting. Its meat is stringy but edible, and its wings can be used to craft with.”

General Information

Animal Family: Vespertilionidae
Size: Small
Class: Mammals
Scientific Name: Myotis Lucifugus
Variations: None
Huntable: Y
Skinnable: N
Similar Animals: Squirell, Rat, Chipmunk

Little Brown Bat Location & Habitat

RDR2 Little Brown Bat Location Map

Little Brown Bat 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 Little Brown Bats.

Weapon Type: Ammo:
Bow Small Game Arrow

Little Brown Bat 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:
Stringy Meat $0.25 Any
Bat Wing $0.15 Any
Perfect Bat Carcass $0.30 Perfect
Good Bat Carcass $0.25 Good
Poor Bat Carcass $0.15 Poor

Little Brown Bat Meat Cooking Recipes

With the meat you obtain from any RDR2 Bat; you can cook the following recipe.

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

Recipe Name: Ingredient(s): Effect:
Plain Stringy Meat Stringy Meat x1 Slightly restores all Cores

RDR2 Bat Crafting Guide

When you successfully kill a Little Brown Bat; 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:
Arthur’s Camp Predator Bait Free 1x Stringy Meat, 1x Wintergreen, Evergreen, Huckleberry, Raspberry or Blackberry

Hunting Tips

The bat is a small animal which lives in caves. Because of its size, it can be quite tricky to hunt; but you have to be aware of its habits. As you can see on our map above there are three important spots where you can hunt Little Brown Bats in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Visiting any of these hunting locations during the night is not advisable, because most bats are outside hunting, being nocturne creatures. Hence, check the caves on our map during the day when Bats hide from the light. Most of them can be found on the walls or ceilings.

Use only the bow with small game arrows to score perfect quality kills.

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