Similar to the Legendary Moose, the Legendary Elk in Red Dead Redemption 2 is generally a passive animal so players will need to be careful when hunting it. It is one of the 16 legendary animals players can hunt down in RDR2 in order to become master hunters. In this guide, we will show you the location of the Legendary Elk in Red Dead Redemption 2, how to take it down and what to do with the pelt and antlers once you have them.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Elk Location
The Legendary Elk can be found in the woods due east of Bacchus Station, to the northeast of Fort Wallace, on the border of New Austin. The location where the Legendary Elk will appear is shown as an Elk drawing on the RDR2 map.
Tracking and Killing the Legendary RDR2 Elk
When you are in the area where the Elk is found, a black box in the upper left corner will inform you that you have entered the legendary animal territory.
To track the Elk, roam around the territory to find the first clue to begin the hunt. Use Dead eye to search for it. Following point may prove helpful if you have difficulty finding the first clue:
- The first clue will mostly be in the middle belt of the territory.
- If you cant find the clue, try searching while on your horse and from a higher area.
- If you keep roaming, try to go away and come back again after sleeping.
Once you have discovered the first clue (appears as a “?” on the map) inspect it and simply follow the trail it shows. The trail will lead you to two or three more clues before you find the legendary animal.
Remember to keep a Dead eye tonic on you so you can recharge your dead eye for the hunt as it might be depleted from searching for clues and following the track.
Legendary Pelts are not ruined by shooting, so remember to bring the weapon with the highest damage you have (probably a shotgun with Slug shells).
The Legendary Elk will try to run away so shoot it quickly and multiple times through the dead eye. Once killed, just walk over to it and skin it. If the animal manages to escape you, it will reappear in 72 in-game hours, so go back to the camp and just sleep.
The Legendary Elk’s antlers can be used to craft the Elk Antler Trinket, which increases looted money value by 10%.
You can also turn in its legendary elk pelt to the trapper and craft items below:
Legendary Elk Moccasins: $30
Recipe: Legendary Elk Pelt, Perfect Goat Hide
Legendary Elk Half Chaps: $16
Recipe: Legendary Elk Pelt, Perfect Sheep Hide
Legendary Elk Range Gloves: $13
Recipe: Legendary Elk Pelt