oBeing one of the 16 legendary animals in Red Dead Redemption 2, it is important to know how to track and kill the legendary buck. Though it is not an easy task, as you have to go out of your way to find one, it can be accomplished with these simple steps.
Step 1: Know the location
Because legendary animals do not appear randomly as most animals do, you have to know the specific location of each legendary animal. To find the legendary buck, you will have to go to the North West of Strawberry. Once you arrive at the spot, a black box will appear telling you that you have arrived at the right spot. See the map for more details
Step 2: Choose Your Weapon
Legendary animal pelts cannot be damaged. Therefore, it does not matter which weapon you use to kill it. Though the bow may be useful for non-legendary animals, make sure you equip your most powerful weapon to kill the buck, or any legendary animals. A powerful shotgun should do the trick.
Step 3: Move Slowly
After you have gotten to the location you must get off your horse. Make sure to walk around slowly as to not scare away the buck. After wandering around for some time, you will have a white question mark appear on your screen. It appears because something link animal droppings were left behind. This is where the hunting begins.
Step 4: Investigate
Once the question mark appears investigate what the animal left. This could be droppings or fur in the case of the buck. Once you investigate it, click both thumbsticks in at the same time to go into eagle eye mode.
Step 5: Follow the Path
In eagle eye mode, you should be able to see a path for where you have to go next. You will have to follow this path to find the next thing which the animal left behind. Investigate that, and go back into eagle eye mode to find the third dropping. After you have found all three, the last path bring you to the animal.
Step 5: Silent but Deadly
When traveling down the lit path, it is crucial that you crouch and do not make any noise. Once you find the buck, wait for it to come to a standstill, aim for its head with your most powerful weapon, and fire as many shots as you can. Once you shoot, the buck will run, so it is important that you run after it and kill it as quickly as possible. If you let it get away, make sure you sleep nearby for 72 hours before trying again.