How To Get A Perfect Pelts When Hunting In Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Tips To Get A Perfect Pelts

Hunting is one of the essential parts of Red Dead Redemption 2 and you can't ignore it. Hunting down animals and skinning them rewards you with Pelts - Perfect, Good, or Bad Pelts. To get a perfect pelt when hunting in Red Dead Redemption 2 you need to take care of few things or else you will end up getting either the Good or the Bad Pelts, but not the Perfect Pelts. So follow the tips in this Red Dead Redemption 2 guide to know how to get a perfect pelt when hunting.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Tips To Get A Perfect Pelts

Tips To Get The Perfect Pelt In Red Dead Redemption 2

To get a perfect pelt when hunting in Red Dead Redemption 2 you need to take care of three things:

  • 1: Hunt Only 3-star Animals
  • 2: Make Use of Right Weapon
  • 3: Skin The Animal Immediately

We have provided tips on each of the above things separately below. Check them out.

Hunt Down 3-Star Animal | RDR 2 Tips To Get A Perfect Pelts

Each animal in Red Dead Redemption 2 has a 1 (poor), 2 (good), or 3 (perfect) star rating. You can check out this rating of each animal in the lower right side corner. The scent trails in the eagle eye will tell you details such as which species the animal belongs to and what is the star rating of it.

Make Use of Right Weapon | RDR 2 Tips To Get A Perfect Pelts

We have listed below all animals type in Red Dead Redemption 2 and what weapon you need to hunt them down in order to get perfect pelts. Please NOTE: you receive this information in-game i.e. during the process of studying the animal you get tips in-game on which weapon to use to hunt the animal but many times that has turned out to be false.

Important Read: Red Dead Redemption 2 All Weapon Locations Guide | Weapons Stats | How To Get Them | Price At Gunsmith

1: Weapons To Kill Small Animals For A Perfect Pelts

Make use of a BOW with a small game arrow to get perfect pelts. The animals that come under small category are Rats, Bats, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Bullfrogs, Toads, Snakes, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Robins, Woodpeckers, and other small species of bird.

2: Weapons To Kill Moderate Animals For A Perfect Pelts

Make use of the Varmint Rifle with 0.22 ammo to get perfect pelts. The animals that come under Moderate category are Iguanas, Gila Monsters, Rabbits, Armadillos, Badgers, Muskrats, Possums, Raccoons, Skunks, Eagles, Cranes, Hawks, Owls, and other large species of the birds.

3: Weapons To Kill Medium Animals For A Perfect Pelts

Make use of this ammunition to kill Medium Animals: normal arrows, poison arrows, throwing knives, poison throwing knives, any rifle or sniper ammo. No explosive should be used to kill medium type animals. The animals that come under Medium category are Coyotes, Foxes, Pigs, and Beavers.

4: Weapons To Kill Large Animals For A Perfect Pelts

Make use of the following ammunition against large animals to get perfect pelts: normal arrows, poison arrows, throwing knives, poison throwing knives, or any rifle or sniper ammo. No explosive should be used to kill large type animals. The animals that come under Large category are Boars, Bucks, Cougars, Panthers, Big Horn Rams, Wolves, Deer, Pronghorns, Goats, Sheep, and Peccary.

5: Weapons To Use To Kill Massive Animals For A Perfect Pelts

Make use of the following ammunition against the massive animals for perfect pelts: poison arrows, improved arrows, poison throwing knives, any rifle or sniper ammo, and shotgun slugs. No explosive. Animals that come under massive category are Bears, Bison, Bulls, Elk, Moose, OX, Cows, and Big Alligators. 

ALSO NOTE: Apart from the right weapon, you also have to kill the animal in one shot. For that always target the critical or fatal area of the animal, the best choice I can provide for it are Head and Neck.

3: Skin The Animal Immediately | RDR 2 Tips To Get The A Perfect Pelts

Once you have killed the target with the right weapon and in one shot then the next important step is to skin the animal, don't wait for anything, start skinning the animal immediately. Don't even think of carrying the animal away a bit and then skinning it. An unskinned carcass will degrade over the time.

That's all we have right now on Tips To Get A Perfect Pelts When Hunting in Red Dead Redemption 2. For more interesting guide like this follow our RDR2 Wiki Page - it carries a list of all weapons and how to get them, all hunting and fishing map locations, all story missions walkthrough, and many other things.

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