RDR2 Legendary Buck: Location, How To Kill And Skin

Let's track that Legendary Buck and hunt it down to get the rewards.

You will find many animals while exploring the Open World in Red Dead Redemption 2. You can hunt these animals for various purposes, such as food, selling skin for money, etc. But the most valuable animals are the Legendary Animals in Red Dead Redemption 2. 16 legendary animals can be found in Red Dead Redemption 2, and one of those is a brown Buck with white patches on it.

In this guide, we will explain where to find RDR2 Legendary Buck and how to kill and skin it. Taking down this Buck will score you the Legendary Buck Pelt and Legendary Buck Antler, which can be exchanged for the Buck Antler Trinket perk. This perk helps you get perfect pelts more easily.

RDR2 Legendary Buck Location

The Legendary Buck in RDR2 can be located far northwest of Strawberry near the western end of Mount Shan. The buck is around the burned-down forest. When you reach the right area, you will get a prompt at the top left corner of the screen saying that you have “entered legendary animal territory.”

rdr2 legendary buck location

The best time to hunt this legendary buck is in the morning. After entering the legendary animal territory, the minimap will turn white. Search the surroundings for clues like fur, dung, etc., using the Eagle Eye ability. Interact with the clue, which will form a trail that will lead you to the general surroundings of the Legendary Buck. Use the Eagle Eye ability to follow the trail. Look for the next clue when the trail disappears until you reach the Legendary Animal.

Be careful not to make any noise in the territory, as the Legendary Animal will run away even at the slightest noise cue.

How to Kill the Legendary Buck

Move towards the animal slowly. When near it, use a powerful weapon to kill it. Aim for the head, as it is a powerful animal, and use Dead-eye to hit your shots more easily. Make sure to go for the head or the heart, as that is the easiest way to kill this legendary RDR2 animal. You can also use your binoculars to study the Legendary Buck before you choose the weapon to kill it. Since it’s a legendary animal, one shot will not be enough to kill it, so utilize your Dead Eye ability wisely to shoot it multiple times before it runs away.


Don’t hesitate to fire at Legendary Buck in fear of damaging the pelt, as in RDR2, you can’t damage the Legendary Pelt. The important part here is to kill it before it runs away.

If the Legendary Buck runs away before you kill it, put down a campfire and sleep for 72 hours to hunt the animal again.

How to Skin the Legendary Buck

After the legendary Buck has fallen, approach and skin it (nothing special here) to obtain the Legendary carcass (pelt). You can sell it to RDR2 Trapper for $31.

You can obtain the following Legendary Buck Items from the Trapper:

  • Legendary Buck & Fox Range Gloves
  • Legendary Buck Vest
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