Red Dead Redemption 2 Deer
Class Mammal
Size Large

Quick Overview

Red Dead Redemption 2 Deer can be hunted and skinned for crafting materials, it's a Large sized Mammal animal. We recommend using a Rifle or a Sniper to hunt this animal. You can craft a at the Trapper Shop using it's materials and cook the meal from hunting it, Whitetail Deer. it's not a Legendary Animal.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Deer Locations

Every type of Deer found in RDR2.

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

Deer Perfect Quality Kill Weapons.

  • Use Herbivore Bait
  • Bow with Arrow
  • Bow with Poison 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

Regular Deer Locations

    RDR2 Deer Locations

    There's currently no Legendary version of this animal.

    Whitetail Deer

    • Whitetail Deer are found in a variety of habitats across the states, but are common to the forests of New Hanover, Lemoyne and West Elizabeth.
    • Their herbivorous diet includes grasses, nuts, fungi, twigs, and fruit.
    • Keeping your distance when hunting deer can increase your chances of a kill as they are easily startled.
    • Long range weapons such as a rifle, or a Bow with Poison Arrows, are considered to be the best when hunting.
    • Deer hide can be used for crafting, and their venison meat can be used for cooking.

    Locations where you can find:


    Deer Cooking Recipes

    Cooking recipes you can use with this animal.

    Recipe Name Regular Thyme Type Oregano Type Mint Type

    Deer Materials

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

    Material Cost Kill Quality
    Perfect Deer Carcass $7 Perfect Kill
    Good Deer Carcass $4.2 Good Kill
    Poor Deer Carcass $2.8 Poor Kill
    Perfect Deer Hide $2.25 Perfect Kill
    Good Deer Hide $1.35 Good Kill
    Poor Deer Hide $0.9 Poor Kill
    Mature Venison $0.6 Any

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Deer Crafting

    What you can make from Deer crafting materials.

    Trapper Crafting

    Item Name Pricing How to unlock
    Deer Pelt Half Chaps $9.00 Perfect Deer Pelt
    Huntsman Vest $25.00 Perfect Sheep Hide, Perfect Deer Pelt
    Deer Cavalry Hat $20.00 Perfect Deer Pelt, Raven Feather x10
    Principal Vest $18.00 Perfect Cow Hide, Perfect Deer Pelt
    Batwing Chaps $12.00 Perfect Deer Pelt

    Fence Crafting

    Recipe Name Effect How to obtain Type Price

    Where to find these Special Crafting Materials

    Ingredient How to get

    Camp Crafting

    Used for It makes Crafting ingredients
    Satchel Tonics Satchel (Tier 3 Medicine/Health supplies Ledger Upgrade) - Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Buck Pelt, Perfect Elk Pelt
    Satchel Ingredients Satchel (Donate 5 animal carcasses to Pearson) - Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Badger Pelt, Perfect Squirrel Pelt
    Satchel Kit Satchel (Donate 3 valubles at the tithing box, next to the ledger) - Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Elk Pelt, Perfect Panther Pelt
    Satchel Provisions Satchel (Tier 3 provision Ledger Upgrade) - Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Bison Pelt, Perfect Raccoon Pelt
    Satchel Materials Satchel (Craft 3 Recipes at a Campfire) - Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Boar Pelt, Perfect Iguana Pelt
    Satchel Valuables Satchel (Donate 50$ at the tithing box) - Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Beaver Pelt, Perfect Rabbit Pelt
    Satchel Legend of the East Satchel (Complete all Stachel Upgrade) - Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Cougar Pelt, Perfect Wolf Pelt

    Item Crafting

    Recipe Name Ingredients Where to find Description