Among the many different ways to hunt animals in Far Cry 5, using bait is one of the smartest. You may wonder why you want to go through that trouble when you have .50 caliber rifles and helicopters at your disposal. Those are great ways to kill animals quickly, but bait will allow you to not only get a clean shot, and thus the most valuable material from the animal, but it also attracts animals to a specific location. It’s also much more civilized than spraying entire acres of forest with missiles from a helicopter, I mean, come on!
How to Get Bait
The natural hierarchy of animals applies to many things, including how to get bait in Far Cry 5. In order to attract bigger and rarer animals, you’ll need to obtain bait from smaller, more common wildlife. Chickens, pigs, turkeys, and even deer make excellent sources of bait. They’re also very commonly found and don’t require a lot of skill to hunt. With the exception of turkeys, they’re easy to kill and won’t be a huge challenge to your precious life. Those turkeys, however, they will mess you up. They’re mean!
Back to the circle of life… you kill a smaller animal, such as a pig for example, and loot it. That will then give you the bait you need to attract and hunt larger animals. You could also sell it at a vendor, but that’s not what you’re here for.
How to Use Bait
Bait in Far Cry 5 is treated like a weapon and can be thrown, either at a location that you want to attract an animal to, or at that grizzly bear that’s been chasing you for a half a mile. Bring up your weapon screen and check the throwable weapons section. Bait will appear in the same location as throwing knives and smoke grenades, for example. Treat the bait just like a grenade, aim in the desired direction, and release the trigger or mouse button when you’re ready to throw. This also gives a whole new meaning to “cooking grenades”, or bait in this case. Get it? Ok, I’ll finish up now.
In a nutshell, that is how you get bait in Far Cry 5. Focus on hunting smaller animals, loot them for bait, and then place it strategically to attract bigger and rarer animals to hunt. Rinse and repeat until you’ve hunted everything you were after. For more guides on how to participate in perhaps less gruesome activities, check out our Far Cry 5 Guide Hub.