Red Dead Redemption 2 Muskrat
Class Mammal
Size Moderate

Quick Overview

Red Dead Redemption 2 Muskrat can be hunted and skinned for crafting materials, it's a Moderate sized Mammal animal. We recommend using a Varmint Rifle or a Repeater to hunt this animal. You can craft a at the Trapper Shop using it's materials and cook the Stringy Meat meal from hunting it, American Muskrat. it's not a Legendary Animal.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Muskrat Locations

Every type of Muskrat found in RDR2.

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

Muskrat Perfect Quality Kill Weapons.

  • Use Predator Bait and Herbivore Bait
  • Varmint Rifle with 0.22

Regular Muskrat Locations

    RDR2 Muskrat Locations

    There's currently no Legendary version of this animal.

    American Muskrat

    • The American Muskrat's main habitat is along the rivers and shores of New Austin, West Elizabeth, Lemoyne and New Hanover.
    • As omnivores, their diet consists of aquatic vegetation, small fish and amphibians.
    • The Varmint Rifle is the most effective way to hunt these rodents.
    • Muskrat skin and scent glands can be used for crafting, and their stringy meat can be used for cooking.

    Locations where you can find:


    Muskrat Cooking Recipes

    Cooking recipes you can use with this animal.

    Recipe Name Regular Thyme Type Oregano Type Mint Type
    Stringy Meat Plain Stringy Meat None None None

    Muskrat Materials

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

    Material Cost Kill Quality
    Perfect Muskrat Carcass $4 Perfect Kill
    Good Muskrat Carcass $2.4 Good Kill
    Perfect Muskrat Fur $1.95 Perfect Kill
    Poor Muskrat Carcass $1.6 Poor Kill
    Good Muskrat Fur $1.17 Good Kill
    Poor Muskrat Fur $0.78 Poor Kill
    Stringy Meat $0.25 Any
    Scent Gland $0.25 Any

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Muskrat Crafting

    What you can make from Muskrat crafting materials.

    Trapper Crafting

    Item Name Pricing How to unlock
    Muskrat Half Chaps $5.00 Perfect Muskrat Pelt x2
    Winter Cavalry Gloves $25.00 Perfect Rabbit Pelt, Perfect Muskrat Pelt x2
    Grenadier Hat $24.00 Perfect Muskrat Pelt, Perfect Beaver Pelt
    Legendary Pronghorn Range Gloves $17.00 Legendary Pronghorn Hide, Perfect Muskrat Pelt
    Muskrat Cavalry Hat $15.00 Perfect Rabbit Pelt x4, Perfect Muskrat 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
    Main Campfire Campfire Seat Cover Perfect Beaver Pelt, Perfect Muskrat Pelt, Perfect Fox Pelt

    Item Crafting

    Recipe Name Ingredients Where to find Description
    Predator Bait – 1x Stringy Meat – 1x Wintergreen, Evergreen, Huckleberry, Raspberry or Blackberry
    Cover Scent Lotion Scent Gland x1 Given at the start of Chapter 2