Unlike other mammals, such as American Badgers or Armadillos, for example; the North American Beavers are quite important when it comes to crafting; because the parts obtained from skinning can be used for a large number of items.
Inhabiting only several locations from the game (as shown on our map below), the Beavers can be found near rivers where they build shelters.
Red Dead Redemption II also includes a legendary variation of this animal species. Our hunting guide below explains what weapons and ammo you should use when hunting this animal.
You can attempt to hunt your first Beaver, as soon as you reach Horseshoe Overlook at the beginning of the second chapter.
Furthermore, you can see the complete list of crafting materials you can gather from a North American Beaver, and how to use them properly.
“The North American Beaver can be found along the Kamassa River in Roanoke. Its herbivorous diet consists of tree bark, cambium, roots, buds, and water plants. A Varmint Rifle is the ideal weapon for hunting beavers. Beaver scent glands, skin and fat can all be used for crafting.”
|Scientific Name:||Castor Canadensis|
|Similar Animals:||Coyote, Fox, Pig|
North American Beaver 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 North American Beavers.
|Poison Throwing Knife|
|Sniper (Scoped) Rifle||Regular|
North American Beaver 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 Beaver Carcass||$5.25||Perfect|
|Good Beaver Carcass||$3.15||Good|
|Poor Beaver Carcass||$2.10||Poor|
|Perfect Beaver Fur||$2.50||Perfect|
|Good Beaver Fur||$1.50||Good|
|Poor Beaver Fur||$1.00||Poor|
|Legendary Beaver Carcass||$19.00||Any|
|Legendary Beaver Tooth||Can’t be sold||Any|
|Legendary Beaver Pelt||$18.00||Poor|
Beaver Meat Cooking Recipes
With the meat you obtain from any RDR2 Beaver; you can cook the following recipe.
This cooking recipe requires a cooking fire available when you set your camp.
|Plain Stringy Meat||Stringy Meat x1||Slightly restores all Cores|
RDR2 Beaver Crafting Guide
When you successfully kill a North American Beaver; 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||Beaver Roping Saddle||$96.00||Perfect Beaver Pelt|
|Beaver Mountain Hat||$28.00||Perfect Beaver Pelt|
|Country Vest||$25.00||Perfect Buck Pelt, Perfect Beaver Pelt|
|Grenadier Hat||$24.00||Perfect Muskrat Pelt, Perfect Beaver Pelt|
|Legendary Beaver Flop Hat||$22.00||Legendary Beaver Pelt, Legendary Boar Pelt, Cardinal Feather|
|Beaver Hunting Jacket||$21.00||Perfect Cow Hide, Perfect Beaver Pelt x2|
|Raccoon Mountain Hat||$21.00||Perfect Raccoon Pelt, Perfect Beaver Pelt, Hawk Feather x2|
|Beaver Drifter Hat||$20.00||Perfect Beaver Pelt x2|
|Legendary Beaver Cavalry Gloves||$18.00||Legendary Beaver Pelt|
|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|
|Predator Bait||Free||1x Stringy Meat, 1x Wintergreen, Evergreen, Huckleberry, Raspberry or Blackberry|
|Fence||Beaver Tooth Trinket||$18.25||Legendary Beaver Tooth|
|Camp (Pearson)||Campfire Seat Cover||Free||Perfect Beaver Pelt, Perfect Muskrat Pelt, Perfect Fox Pelt|
|Valuables Satchel||Donate 50$ at the gang’s box||Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Beaver Pelt, Perfect Rabbit Pelt|
The first Beaver location you should check when trying to hunt a perfect (3 stars) exemplar is Lake Owanjila. Approach the lake’s shore slowly and activate Arthur’s Eagle Eye to spot the animals around you.
If you can’t find any Beaver, try using Herbivore Bait.
By far, the Varmint Rifle is the best weapon for Beaver Hunting in Red Dead Redemption 2. A headshot using Dead Eye will guarantee a perfect kill, and if the exemplar has 3 stars, a perfect pelt.
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