Red Dead Redemption 2 offers players the opportunity to hunt the Legendary Cougar, a rare creature with distinctive black fur. This guide provides all the information necessary to successfully locate and hunt the animal.
It is important to note that the cougar preys on deer, elk, moose, and mountain goats, so long-range weaponry is recommended.
It is also important to consider hunting tips and techniques, such as following the path illuminated by Eagle Eye, investigating animal evidence markers, and targeting the head with a powerful weapon.
Additionally, completing Master Hunter Challenges may be necessary to hunt some Legendary Animals.
With the right tips and techniques, the Legendary Cougar can be hunted successfully.
Location and Prey
The Legendary Cougar is primarily found in Gaptooth Ridge in New Austin, where it preys on deer, elk, moose, and mountain goats. This area is characterized by rugged terrain, with rocky outcroppings and narrow canyons. Long-range weaponry is recommended for hunting cougars, as they are stealthy and can attack unexpectedly.
To locate a cougar, look for clues such as tracks and scat. When hunting a Legendary Animal, it is important to equip powerful weapons and use Dead Eye to follow the animal’s path. When approaching a cougar, move slowly and target the head with a powerful weapon. After shooting, make sure to skin the animal and take the pelt. If the cougar gets away, sleep for 72 hours before attempting to hunt again.
It is important to note that the Legendary Cougar’s pelt is always in perfect condition, regardless of the weapon used. Hunting a common cougar, however, requires a specific weapon for a clean kill. The Legendary Cougar is a valuable and rare hunting target, and may require completing Master Hunter Challenges.
Hunting Tips and Techniques
When pursuing this animal, long-range weaponry is advised for optimal success. Hunting a cougar in Red Dead Redemption 2 requires several specialized techniques. Look for clues such as tracks and scat to help locate the animal. As the cougar is a stealthy creature, be prepared for an unexpected attack.
Meticulously hunt down Legendary Animals and equip powerful weapons such as a shotgun with slug ammo. Move in slow, spiraling circles until a white question mark appears. Investigate droppings, fur, or damage left by the animal. Follow the path illuminated by Eagle Eye and investigate three animal evidence markers.
Listen for the animal and crouch while slowly moving towards the animal using the final path. Replenish Dead Eye as needed. Target the animal’s head with a powerful weapon and shoot quickly and with powerful ammo. Approach the Legendary Animal and skin it. If it gets away, sleep for 72 hours before trying again.
Any weapon can be used to take down the Legendary Cougar without fear of damaging the pelt.
The pelt of this animal is always in perfect condition when taken for use in crafting, differing from the common cougar which requires a specific weapon to take down cleanly. Hunting this Legendary Cougar is a valuable target, as it is rare and elusive. To increase the chances of success, some Master Hunter Challenges may need to be completed in order to locate it.
Other clues such as tracks, scat, and damage left by the animal can be used to identify and locate the cougar. Any weapon can be used to take down the Legendary Cougar, without fear of damaging the pelt. Additionally, any weapon can be used to hunt the animal, but long-range weaponry is advised.