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Red Dead Redemption 2 | Exit Pursued By A Bruised Ego Walkthrough

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In Chapter 2 Horseshoe Overlook – Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego Walkthrough of Red Dead Redemption 2, you will go on a hunting mission where you will unlock map of Legendary Animals location.

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In the previous mission American’s At Rest Arthur felled into a brawl at the town and fought with a strong opponent. To trigger the next mission Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego, you will have to return to the camp and talk to Hosea. He is sitting somewhere on a rock cleaning his gun. You can find him on sitting on a rock with a lamp. Just find a man who is cleaning his rifle and you can trigger this mission. You will be going on a hunting mission with him and unlock Legendary Animal location map.

Exit Pursued By A Bruised Ego Walkthrough

Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego Walkthrough

You will be hunting in this mission, so to earn a gold medal you will have to track a bear (Legendary Animal) within 1 minute and 30 second and shoot the animal atleast 6 six times and finish all the mission within 12 minutes.

Follow Hosey


Talk to him and he will tell you about a huge bear you can go to hunt. You will have to go to Dakota River to locate the animal. Hosey will tell you to change the horse move the sattle to the bigger one. Next follow him. In the way he will tell you the bond you stole from the last train robbery has been sold. You will need to control the horse, press the keys to calm down the animal. At the stable Hosey will tell you to sell the horse, look around and pick one. You can also pick the saddles, and other items to upgrade it. Anyhow you will have to buy a horse.

Hunting Rabbits

Mount the horse and follow Hosea, you will across Moonstone Pond. A bit ahead he will tell you to hunt some rabbits for dinner. You can use a bow or the rifle here to hunt some. After killing the rabbits you will have to skin them and bring them back to the horse. Next you will be setting up a camp.

Setting Up The Camp

To setup the camp go to weapon wheel and in the item section selects Crafting Camp. Pres the key prompts to setup a camp. After setting up the camp go to the Crafting menu and select the recipe Plain Game to cook the rabbit. Cook multiple pieces and eat it, Hosea will go to sleep. Next day you will be catching the bear.

Bear Hunting

Next morning Hosea will tell you about Bear catching plan. He will tell you to craft Potent Predator Bait. Once again go to the Crafting menu and pick the recipe – Potent Predator Bait. Follow Hosea towards river and you will need to search for Bear tracks. Get down from the horse and use Eagle Eye to track down the Bear’s trail. Keep following the trails and keep investigating the clues. If you complete the trail’s tracking within 1 minute 30 seconds you had completed one of the Gold Medal objectives. Don’t forget to take your rifle once you leave your horse.

At the end of the trails Hosea will tell you to place the bait near the boulders. If you are unaware where to place it check the mini map and put it in the yellow region. Pick the bait from the Satchel and place it. Return to Hosea and hide behind a boulder. Hosea will tell you to take a look at the bait, and the bear will appear. If you have your weapon ready shoot the bear.


You can fulfill one of the Gold Medal requirements, just activate Dead Eye and shoot six times. The bear will run away, don’t bother to run behind the animal. Return to Hosey and he will give you a book with locations of all Legendary Animals.

Hosey will share the map and he will ask whether you are returning to the camp with him or stay there to track down the monster. If you choose to stay then you can track down the animal but it is of no use at the beginning. The bear is pretty strong Legendary Animal, safe is to return to camp with Hosea.

This completes the mission Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego, to trigger the next main mission Who is Not Without Sin you will have to talk to Reverend Swanson at Flatneck Station.

For similar guides, tips and updates on the game do have look on our Red Dead Redemption 2 Wiki guide.

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