Red Dead Redemption 2 Bounty Hunting Missions Guide


Bounty Hunting missions are among the most entertaining side-missions available in Red Dead Redemption 2. All fourteen bounties have very defined personalities.

General Tips

Bounty Hunting is not available from the get-go. To unlock it, players need to complete the "Good, Honest, Snake Oil" mission in Chapter 2. Once it's been completed, wanted posters will become available at select sheriff stations and post offices.

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Bounty Hunting missions are pretty straightforward. Reading a wanted poster will mark the bounties' approximate location on the map. Once in the area, players will have to find the wanted man or woman by speaking with NPCs or following clues.

While most wanted individuals can be killed, it's always more profitable to bring them in alive. To do so, players need to use the lasso and then carry the captured individual on the horse back to the sheriff station highlighted on the map. Some of the wanted men and women will not be alone, and there's no penalty in killing their companions, so shoot them down without worries.

Anthony Foreman

The Anthony Foreman bounty hunting mission is only available if the player doesn't kill him at the end of "No, No and Thrice, No" mission in Chapter 4. His wanted poster is found inside the Saint Denis police station after completing the Epilogue mission "Gainful Employment". Anthony Foreman has to be brought back alive, so control your trigger finger.

Anthony Foreman can be found in Doyle's Tavern. Just ask the bartender about him, and he will eventually reveal himself and try to make a run. Equip the Lasso, hogtie him and bring him back to the police station to get the reward.

Benedict Allbright

The Benedict Allbright wanted poster can be found in the Valentine sheriff station. He is located to the north of the town, near the Dakota River. He must be brought back alive, otherwise, the mission will fail.

Benedict Allbright is pretty easy to spot. He is on the shore of the Dakota River, and can be spotted from afar. Keep your Lasso ready, hogtie him after the short confrontation and bring him back to Valentine.

Elias Green

Elias Green's wanted poster can be found in the Blackwater police station. It only becomes available after completing the Epilogue mission "Gainful Employment". The outlaw is found west of Beecher's Hope, near Blackwater. Elias Green can be brought back dead or alive, but bringing him alive makes the reward better.

To find Elias Green, head to the area marked on the map and use Eagle Eye to track the outlaw down. You will eventually find him to the southwest of the marked area. Once Elias has been killed or captured, return to the Blackwater police station to claim your reward.

Ellie Anne Swan

Ellie Anne Swan's wanted poster can be found in Valentine, at the sheriff station. It's available as soon as the "Good, Honest, Snake Oil" mission in Chapter 2 has been completed. She is located near Wallace Station, to the east. She must be brought back alive, so refrain from going wild when confronting her.

Ellie will not be alone when found, as she will be together with her current boyfriend. You can choose to shoot him as soon as possible to avoid having to fight two different enemies or just wait for their conversation to end. No matter what, make sure to use the Lasso against Ellie Anne Swan, as killing her will fail the mission.

Esteban Cortez

The Esteban Cortez wanted poster appears in the Tumbleweed jail after completing the Epilogue mission "Gainful Employment" and witnessing the Del Lobo execution random event in Tumbleweed. Cortez is located in a mine to the southwest of Tumbleweed. He can be brought back alive or dead, but bringing him alive is preferred, as the reward will be better.

This bounty hunting mission is pretty straightforward. Head to the mine to the southwest of Tumbleweed, where you will be confronted by members of the Del Logo gang. Once they are taken care of, the way to Esteban will be open. Kill him or capture him as you see fit. Just be careful on the way back, as other members of the gang will ambush Arthur on the way out.

Joaquin Arroyo

Joaquin Arroyo's wanted poster can be found in the Tumbleweed jail. It's available only after completing the Epilogue mission "Gainful Employment" and experiencing the Del Lobo execution random event in the Tumbleweed area. The first clue to Arroyo's real location is found to the southwest of Benedict Point, inside a barn. Joaquin Arroyo has to be brought back to the law alive, so keep your Lasso ready.

Once the barn has been reached, listen to the conversation between the two members of the Del Lobos gang. You will eventually find Arroyo close to the railroad. Take care of his two companions, Lasso him and bring him back to Blackwater to claim your reward.

Joshua Brown

The Joshua Brown wanted poster can be found in the Strawberry jail. It will only appear after completing the "Blessed are the Meek?" mission in Chapter 2, as it will free the town from the lockdown. He is located in the town's northwestern mine. Joshua Brown has to be brought back alive, so refrain from killing him.

This bounty hunting mission is very straightforward. Just head to the abandoned mine to the northwest of Strawberry and check out the campfire nearby. A cutscene will trigger, and Joshua Brown will appear. Activate Dead Eye, use the Lasso and bring him to the law to get your money.

Lindsay Woffard

The poster for Lindsay Woffard is found in the Saint Denis police station. It's available as soon as the "Good, Honest, Snake Oil" mission in Chapter 2 has been completed. The outlaw is located to the east of Emerald Ranch station, near the Kamassa River, to the north of the last "R" in River on the map.

Woffard can be brought back dead or alive, but bringing the outlaw back alive is worth more. Just make sure to come prepared with a full Dead Eye bar, as he will not be alone and his companions will fight back.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson's wanted poster is found in Rhodes' station. The poster only becomes available after completing "The Joy of Civilization" mission in Chapter 4. The outlaw is found to the northeast of the Rhodes' station, and he must be brought back alive.

This bounty hunting mission is slightly different from the others, as Johnson will not put up any resistance, resigning to his fate after being confronted by Arthur. To find him, look for the camp to the northeast of Rhodes' station.

Even though he surrenders as soon as he catches a glimpse of Arthur, he will try to free himself on the way back to Rhodes, so keep the Lasso ready, just in case. Arthur may also get ambushed on the way back, so returning to Rhodes as quickly as possible will reduce the chances of anything bad happening.

Otis Skinner

The Otis Skinner wanted poster is found in the Blackwater police station. It will only appear after completing the Epilogue mission "Gainful Employment". He is located to the southwest of Manzanita Post, near Blackwater. He can be brought back alive or dead, but bringing him alive is preferred due to the better reward.

Otis Skinner can be found among other skinners in the area and will try to use this to his advantage. He is the man with the tall hat, so shoot him down or use the Lasso. Bring him back to the Blackwater Police Station to claim your reward.

Robbie Laidlaw

Robbie Laidlaw's wanted poster can be found in Rhodes' station after completing the Chapter 4 mission "The Joy of Civilization" and after catching Mark Johnson. Before the poster will appear you also need to go to a place called 'Old Harry Fen' and collect a family photo.

Robbie can be found in a cabin located to the southeast of Braithwaite Manor. He must be brought back to the law alive and killing him fill fail the mission.

Laidlaw is quite aggressive and will start fighting Arthur as soon as he sees him. He will eventually try to make a run, so make sure to get to the fight with a full Stamina bar. When in range, use the Lasso, hogtie him and bring him back to Rhodes to claim your reward.

Camille De Millemont (PC only)

Camille De Millemont is a new bounty added to story mode with the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC. The bounty poster is available at the Rhodes post office.

Camille De Millemont was born in France but immigrated to the United States. He joined the Lemoyne Raiders and was feared by many in the town of Rhodes. He got a $55 bounty on his head from the Sheriff of Scarlett Meadows and was wanted due to crimes such as the murder of a postal mail carrier, stealing state property and multiple crimes against the officers of the state.

Camille De Millemont is found at Catfish Jacksons. When you get there, De Millemont is returning back to the camp with other Lemoyne Raiders members. De Millemont can be brought in either dead or alive. However, for a full reward, it is recommended that you bring him in alive.

Bart Cavanaugh (PC only)

Bart Cavanaugh was born in Laramie where he later joined the Laramie Gang. He was caught having an affair with a daughter of a cattleman he was working for, which ultimately lead to his $60 bounty. Cavanaugh is wanted dead or alive for multiple crimes such as intimidation, assault, misconduct and causing destruction to multiple properties.

Cavanaugh’s bounty poster can be found at Strawberry Jail. You will be tasked to find the gang's campsite where the members are found drunk and passed out after partying all night. You need to take out all the gang members either by an aggressive approach or silently.

If Bart Cavanaugh is taken alive, the reward will be higher which is always recommended, if possible!

Herman Zizendorf (PC only)

Herman Zizendorf was born in Germany but moved to Blackwater sometime later. Zizendorf became a thief and started stealing construction tools. He was given a $30 bounty on accounts of fraud, deceiving an officer of the law and multiple thefts.

The bounty is available for players after completing “Gaining Employment” in the Epilogue Part 1. The bounty poster is available in Blackwater Police Department which John Marston can accept.

Chief Dunbar asks you to bring him in alive. You need to come to Blackwater at night and search for Zizendorf. Once he is discovered, a chase commences and he is ultimately caught. You bring him back to the police station, completing the bounty hunt.


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