Mr. Wo Wo Posted December 1, 2018 Share Posted December 1, 2018 Since hunting seems to be the best way to earn money in the game so far, I figured we should start a thread for newer players who are looking to earn some quick cash. Below are some tips that I've come up with after several days of doing nothing but bagging every animal I can see: Animals in Red Dead 2 have different quality pelts, and the better the quality the more money you can make. The kinds of pelts you can encounter are Perfect (***), Good (**), and Poor (*) Animals spawn randomly throughout the map, but my favorite places so far are Great Plains (Buffalo spawn there), Tall Trees, Blackbone Forest, and the Heartlands. The area between Valentine and Emerald Ranch seems to be a great spot because of how open it is. MAKE EVERY SHOT COUNT! If you riddle an animal with bullets the value of their pelt will decrease. If the animal is big enough try aiming for the head. When first starting out bag as many animals as you can, but as you start to earn more money and become a better hunter try going exclusively for "good" or "perfect" pelts since they will net a bigger profit. Your starting weapons are not great for hunting, so try and invest in some better firepower as soon as you can. The best all-around weapon for hunting is the Bolt Action Rifle, while the Varmint Rifle is good for small animals and even birds. The bow is also a good investment because it allows you to stealthily kill an animal without alerting any that are nearby. On the subject of weapons, keep in mind that if you shoot small animals with a large caliber weapon (e.g. the Bolt Action) it will reduce the value of their pelts. Bird hunting can be extremely profitable. Since most birds travel in flocks of two or more there is serious potential to earn a lot of cash by shooting down as many birds as you can. The Varmint Rifle or a repeater are your best options for taking down birds. The Baits (Herbivore Bait and Predator Bait) that you can buy in stores or craft aren't a great investment in my opinion. I've tried to use both on several occasions and either it won't work or only one or two animals will appear. I find it easier to hunt without it. If you kill a large animal (Buffalo, Bear, Elk, Moose, etc.) you are only allowed to carry one of their pelts at a time, so I suggest storing only the best quality pelt you can get. If you shoot an animal and it is dying, wait for it to bleed out. If you shoot it again the value of its pelt will decrease. When encountering a pack of animals, don't ride and/or run right into them. They'll likely hear you coming and disperse. Instead, hang back a bit and scout out the ones with good quality pelts. When you've found the best one, take it out first, and then go for as many others as you can. The bow is probably the best option for hunting packs of animals because of how quiet it is. Be careful of trolls. If they kill you you will lose your pelts that you've stored on your horse. Please feel free to add your own tips/advice to this thread! 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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