RDR2 North American Brown Bear

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Red Dead Redemption II: Grizzly Bear Hunting Guide

RDR2 North American Brown BearThe Red Dead Redemption 2  Grizzly Bear, also known as North American Brown Bear, is a massive-sized animal featured in the video game developed by Rockstar Studios for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Endemic to the northern and western areas of the game world, the RDR2 Grizzly Bear is a ferocious predator which must be hunted and skinned if you wish to get Total Completion in the game.

The  Grizzly Bear in Red Dead Redemption II also includes a legendary variation you will encounter while playing Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego story mission in Chapter 2.

Below, however, we discuss the common North American Brown Bear and where can be found. Our hunting guide 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 Brown Bear, and how to use them properly.


“Grizzly Bears are endemic to Grizzlies East. As an omnivore, its diet ranges from berries, roots, and grasses to deer, elk, fish, and carrion. The easiest way to take down an animal of this size is with a rifle with either High Velocity or Express Bullets. Bear meat, fat and claws can be used for food or materials to craft with.”

General Information

Animal Family: Ursidae
Size: Massive
Class: Mammals
Scientific Name: Ursus Arctos Horribilis
Variations: Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear
Huntable: Y
Skinnable: Y
Similar Animals: American Black Bear, American Bison, Moose, Elk

Grizzly Bear Location & Habitat

RDR2 Grizzly Bear Location Map

North American Brown Bear 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 North American Brown Bears.

Weapon Type: Ammo:
Bow Improved Arrow
Poison Arrow
Rifle Regular
Split Point
High Velocity
Sniper (Scoped) Rifle Regular
Split Point
High Velocity

Grizzly Bear 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 Bear Fur $7.50 Perfect
Good Bear Fur $4.50 Good
Poor Bear Fur $3.00 Poor
Animal Fat $0.25 Any
Bear Claw $1.50 Any
Big Game Meat $0.75 Any
Legendary Bear Pelt $60.00 Any
Legendary Bear Claw Can’t be sold Any

North American Brown Bear Meat Cooking Recipes

With the meat you obtain from any RDR2 Grizzly Bear; you can cook the following recipes using a variety of aromatic herbs. These recipes require a cooking fire available when you set your camp.

Recipe Name: Ingredient(s): Effect:
Plain Big Game Meat Big Game Meat x1 Fully restores all Cores
Thyme Big Game Big Game Meat x1, Creeping Thyme x1 Fully restores all Cores and yields a Gold Dead Eye Core for a day
Oregano Big Game Big Game Meat x1, Oregano x1 Fully restores all Cores and yields a Gold Stamina Core for a day
Minty Big Game Big Game Meat x1, Wild Mint x1 Fully restores all Cores and yields a Gold Health Core for a day

RDR2 Grizzly Bear Crafting Guide

When you successfully kill a North American Brown Bear; 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  Bear Dakota Saddle $98.00 Perfect Bear Pelt
Legendary Bear Head Hat $40.00 Legendary Bear Pelt
Cougar Cutaway Coat $39.00 Perfect Cougar Pelt x2, Perfect Black Bear Pelt
Bear Fringed Shotgun Chaps $38.00 Perfect Black Bear Pelt
Legendary Bear Roper $34.00 Legendary Bear Pelt, Perfect Bull Hide
Legendary Bear Coat $28.00 Legendary Bear Pelt, Perfect Bison Pelt
Bear Batwing Chaps $27.00 Perfect Bear Pelt
Bear Grenadier Hat $24.00 Perfect Black Bear 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
Fence Bear Claw Talisman $34.75 Silver Chain Bracelet, Quartz Chunk, Legendary Bear Claw

Hunting Tips

Besides the fact that it’s a massive animal, the Grizzly Bear, unlike the American Alligator is a fast mammal. When hunting for a Grizzly Bear in Red Dead Redemption 2, make sure you keep a safe distance.

Furthermore, headshots are recommended especially if you use a scoped rifle.  If you aim for the head, you’ll most likely get a perfect kill and you’ll be able to put the animal down before being noticed.

Assuming you encounter difficulties in finding a Grizzly Bear in the locations marked on our map, you should opt for a Predator Bait or Herbivore Bait to attract the animal.

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