Red Dead Redemption 2 Bear
Class Mammal
Size Massive

Quick Overview

Red Dead Redemption 2 Bear can be hunted and skinned for crafting materials, it's a Massive sized Mammal animal. We recommend using a Rifle or a Sniper to hunt this animal. You can craft a Bear Claw Talisman at the Fence Shop using it's materials and cook the Big Game meal from hunting it, American Black Bear, Grizzly Bear, Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear.

You can Click/Tap the Names of Animals, Plants, Fish and even Locations to view more information about them.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Bear Locations

Every type of Bear found in RDR2.

Using the best weapons to hunt a Bear in Red Dead 2, will reward you with a Perfect Quality Kill. Since this animal is omnivore you should use Predator Bait and Herbivore Bait to attract it in the wild.

Bear Perfect Quality Kill Weapons.

  • Use Predator Bait and Herbivore Bait
  • Bow with Poison Arrow
  • Bow with Improved Arrow
  • Throwable with Poison Throwing Knife
  • Rifle with Regular
  • Rifle with Split Point
  • Rifle with High Velocity
  • Rifle with Express
  • Sniper with Regular
  • Sniper with Split Point
  • Sniper with High Velocity
  • Sniper with Express
  • Shotgun with Slug

Regular Bear Locations

    RDR2 Bear Locations

    RDR2 Legendary Bear Locations

    Legendary Bear materials can be used to craft Talismans or Trinkets. You can view other types of Legendary Animals HERE.

    • You will find the Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear North of O'Creagh's Run - After you have cpmpleted "Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego"""
    RDR2 Legendary Bear Locations

    American Black Bear

    • The American Black Bear is found in the remote woodlands of Roanoke, Big Valley and Tall Trees.
    • It is smaller than the Grizzly Bear.
    • The main diet of these omnivorous animals consists of salmon, honey, fruit, small mammals and carrion.
    • A long scope rifle should take down a bear of this size.
    • Their claws and fat can be used for crafting and their meat can be consumed.

    Locations where you can find:


    Grizzly Bear

    • Grizzly Bears are endemic to Grizzlies East.
    • As an omnivore, its diet ranges from berries, roots, and grasses to deer, elk, fish, and carrion.
    • The easiest way to take down an animal of this size is with a rifle with either High Velocity or Express Bullets.
    • Bear meat, fat and claws can be used for food or materials to craft with.

    Locations where you can find:


    Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear

    • The Legendary Bharati is endemic to O'Creagh's Run, in the Grizzlies East.
    • This bear is larger than any other that has been spotted in the region.
    • The distinctive scars across its face and body make this creature easily identifiable.
    • As an omnivore, its diet ranges from berries, roots, and grasses to deer, elk, fish, and carrion.
    • Long range weapons like a long scope rifle, or a Bow with Improved Arrows, will give you the advantage when hunting this animal.
    • Killing this animal will give you the opportunity to craft a rare talisman.

    Locations where you can find:


    Bear Cooking Recipes

    Cooking recipes you can use with this animal.

    Recipe Name Regular Thyme Type Oregano Type Mint Type
    Big Game Plain Big Game Thyme Big Game Oregano Big Game Minty Big Game

    Bear Materials

    The materials you will receive from hunting and skinning an Bear will depend on the animal quality and kill quality.

    Material Cost Kill Quality
    Perfect Bear Fur $7.5 Perfect Kill
    Legendary Bear Pelt $60 Legendary Only
    Good Bear Fur $4.5 Good Kill
    Poor Bear Fur $3 Poor Kill
    Bear Claw $1.5 Any
    Big Game Meat $0.75 Any
    Animal Fat $0.25 Any
    Legendary Bear Claw $0 Legendary Only

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Bear Crafting

    What you can make from Bear crafting materials.

    Trapper Crafting

    Item Name Pricing How to unlock
    Bear Dakota Saddle $98.00 Perfect Bear Pelt
    Legendary Bear Head Hat $40.00 Legendary Bear Pelt
    Cougar Cutaway Coat $39.00 Perfect Cougar Pelt x2, Perfect Black Bear Pelt
    Bear Fringed Shotgun Chaps $38.00 Perfect Black Bear Pelt
    Legendary Bear Roper $34.00 Legendary Bear Pelt, Perfect Bull Hide
    Legendary Bear Coat $28.00 Legendary Bear Pelt, Perfect Bison Pelt
    Bear Batwing Chaps $27.00 Perfect Bear Pelt
    Bear Grenadier Hat $24.00 Perfect Black Bear Pelt

    Fence Crafting

    Recipe Name Effect How to obtain Type Price
    Bear Claw Talisman Lowers the drain speed of your Health Core by 10% Silver Chain Bracelet, Quartz Chunk, Legendary Bear Claw Health $34.75

    Where to find these Special Crafting Materials

    Ingredient How to get
    Silver Chain Bracelet Drops randomly in game
    Quartz Chunk After you mail in the first dinosaur bone locations for the 'A Test of Faith'

    Camp Crafting

    Used for It makes Crafting ingredients

    Item Crafting

    Recipe Name Ingredients Where to find Description
    Fire Arrow – 1x Arrow – 1x Animal Fat – 1x Flight Feather Received at the start of Chapter 2 + 20 Damage | Incendiary Effect
    Volatile Dynamite – 1x Animal Fat – 1x Dynamite – 1x High Velocity Cartridge Located at Hani’s Bethel just north of the small pond, you will find a chest beneath a broken down wagon. | Also sold by Fences after “American Distillation” +10 Damage
    Volatile Fire Bottle – 1x Animal Fat – 1x Moonshine Located Northwest of Horseshoe Overlook, you will find an abandoned camp inside a burned down forest. You will receive it from a chest | Also sold by Fences after “Pouring Forth Oil” + 10 Damage
    Fire Bottle – 1x Animal Fat – 1x Gin, Guarma Rum, Fine Brandy or Kentucky Bourbon Received at the start of Chapter 2 AOE Fire Damage on Impact
    Explosive Cartridge – 1x Express Cartridge – 1x Animal Fat Received at the start of Chapter 2 + 25 Damage | Explosive Effect
    Explosive Slug – 1x Regular Shotgun Shell – 1x Animal Fat Located between Gaptooth Ridge and Cholla Springs is a burned down alchemist house, right outside it you will find a chest with a pamphlet | Also sold by Fences after “A Short Walk in a Pretty Town” + 25 Damage | + 20 Accuracy | + 5 Range | Explosive Effect