Where to find and hunt the Legendary Buck in Red Dead Redemption 2

Learn where to find the Legendary Buck and track it to gain its pelt in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2’s American wilderness is packed with animals to find and hunt, but only of a few of these hold the title of Legendary. Bears, alligators, fish and more all have legendary versions to be found around the hills and rivers, and each can be hunted to net yourself a unique legendary hide. Hunting them is no easy feat, but when it comes to learning the best techniques, the buck stops here. Okay, we’re sorry for the terrible pun, but read on to discover where to find and hunt the Legendary Buck in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Where to find and hunt the Legendary Buck

© Rockstar Games
© Rockstar Games

The Legendary Buck may be a herbivore but it’s still a dangerous animal to tackle if you’re not prepared, so make sure you’ve got the right bait and ammo before you start. You can find the Legendary Buck in West Elizabeth, in the mountains to the northwest of Strawberry. The area is called Big Valley. Look around using Eagle Eye for the creature’s scent from a patch of fur then follow it until you find the Buck. If you don’t see anything, you may need to leave the area and return after some time.

The buck becomes extremely aggressive when provoked, so you’ll want to take it down quickly. Your best bet is to use Dead Eye to land repeated shots directly on its weak point as this will ensure you take it down quickly before it escapes. Unloading shots willy nilly into the buck won't risk damaging the pelt (Legendary Pelts can't be ruined in this way) but could give it a chance to fight back or run. Check out our hunting guide for more information on the best approach.

There are plenty more legendary beasts out there which we can help you find, including the fearsome legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear, Legendary Coyote and Legendary Cougar. Otherwise, check out the rest of our Red Dead Redemption 2 guides where we can help you learn where to find the best horse or characters like Ellie Anne Swan.

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