The Cougar in Red Dead Redemption 2 is a large mammal, which has the ability attack and kill both you and your horse. Because of this, it is important to know exactly what to do when you find one, such as how to approach it and what weapons to use. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about cougars.
Best Weapons To Kill a Cougar With
Because the pelt of the cougar can be used to craft items such as the Paw Trinket, it is important to kill them with a weapon which will not damage the pelt. The best two weapons to perfectly kill a cougar are a rifle with any non-explosive round, or a bow with a poison arrow. Bows with arrows which are not poisoned work also, but it is harder to kill it if you do not use poison. If you are hunting one then you should make sure to use predator bait as well to make it much easier to kill the cougar.
The cougar is located in four main places around the map. The first one is towards the west of New Austin, both to the North and South of Tumbleweed. The second place is south of West Elizabeth, especially by Blackwater. The third pace is to the North of West Elizabeth near Strawberry. And finally, the last place is near Annesburg.
These are the items you get from the cougar. To get these items, you have to have to kill and skin the animal. The items you receive depend both on the type of cougar and the kill quality. Some of these, especially the legendary items, can be sold to a trapper.
|Legendary Cougar Pelt||$47||Legendary|
|Legendary Cougar Carcass||$50||Legendary|
|Legendary Cougar Fang||$0||Legendary|
|Perfect Cougar Carcass||$13.5||Perfect|
|Perfect Cougar Fur||$5||Perfect|
|Good Cougar Carcass||$8.1||Good|
|Good Cougar Fur||$3||Good|
|Poor Cougar Carcass||$5.4||Poor|
|Poor Cougar Fur||$2||Poor|
|Big Game Meat||$0.75||Any|
Crafting with Cougar Items
|Item Name||Pricing||How to unlock|
|Cougar McClelland Saddle||$110.00||Perfect Cougar Pelt|
|Legendary Cougar/Wolf Vest||$42.00||Legendary Cougar Pelt, Legendary Wolf Pelt|
|Cougar Cutaway Coat||$39.00||Perfect Cougar Pelt x2, Perfect Black Bear Pelt|
|Rustic Vest||$23.00||Perfect Cougar Pelt|
|Legendary Cougar Riding Gloves||$20.00||Legendary Cougar Pelt, Perfect Boar Pelt|
|Legendary Cougar Flop Hat||$19.00||Legendary Cougar Pelt, Turkey Feather x2|
|Recipe Name||Effect||How to obtain||Type||Price|
|Cougar’s Paw Trinket||Raises Stamina XP gain by 10%||Legendary Cougar Fang||Stamina||$20.|
|Used for||It makes||Crafting ingredients|
|Arthur’s Lodging||Cougar Pelt Covered Chest||2x Perfect Cougar Pelt|
|Satchel||Legend of the East Satchel||(Complete all Satchel Upgrade) – Perfect Deer, Cougar, and Wolf Pelt|