#1 Cattail Pond / Wallace Station
A solid location just west of Valentine, you can knock out a good variety of game in the area. Elk are going to be your big game kills that will take up the rear of your horse to bring that perfect pelt back to camp, but you can also pick up a few Sheep, Wolves, Deer, and there’s even Horses in the area.
#2 Gill Landing
Just east of Flatneck Station, you’ll come across the more open prairie and the lake, where you’ll find a good mix of game. Here is where you’ll want to go for the Bison as your big game kill, so you’ll most likely want to have your sniper rifle at the ready. You can also snag a Pronghorn or two, Foxes, Rabbits, Squirrels, Racoons, Coyotes, and if you have an eagle eye, Snakes down by the lake.
#3 Larned Sod
East of Emerald Ranch, you’ll come across your first and hopefully only time you will have to risk your reputation on poaching domesticated animals. Yes, there are Bison and other prairie game available here, but we have bigger fish (beef?) to fry. Here you have the Larned Sod homestead, one of the few places you can find a herd of Goats and one pesky rancher. Deal with him how you see fit, skin a few goat hides, then head east to the nearby ranch where you can find Cows and Oxen too. The trick is though, you gotta be quick if you want to get out alive with your pelts because the law is going to be coming for you!
#4 Macomb’s End
Look. You can find Boar all across Lamoyne. And anytime you find a perfect boar, kill it and save it for John Marston’s stupid bed. But if you want to get Boar, Alligators, Turtles, Snakes, and assorted swamp birds, this is the place to be. Just south of Pleasance, you’ll find this little peninsula. Search the shores for gators and snakes, but boar are going to be all over the place. Just make sure you leave and come back every so often for more perfect boar to spawn.
#5 Roanoke Valley / Kamassa River
We truly did save the best for last here. By far the best spot I’ve found for big game hunting has got to be the Roanoke Valley. The incredibly-illusive Moose, Bears, and even the occasional Elk can be found here so you are going to have to choose your big game slot carefully. Cougars, Squirrels, Deer, Wolves, Horses, Foxes, Racoons, and Beavers (yes, beavers) are all in the area. The best part about this little gem however, is that all you need to do is keep going down river and you end up in the bayou where you can go after all the swamp animal game but also trade your pelts to the dedicated Trapper in Saint Denis! If you’re coming late to the hunting game, I’d suggest you start here and just several trips up and down the river.
This concludes my hunting guide for Red Dead Redemption 2. If there’s other subjects you’d like us to help you out with, please leave a comment below.