Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Cougar Guide

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.

Cougar Locations

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.

Cougar Items

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.

MaterialCostKill Quality
Legendary Cougar Pelt$47Legendary
Legendary Cougar Carcass$50Legendary
Legendary Cougar Fang$0Legendary
Perfect Cougar Carcass$13.5Perfect
Perfect Cougar Fur$5Perfect
Good Cougar Carcass$8.1Good
Good Cougar Fur$3Good
Poor Cougar Carcass$5.4Poor
Poor Cougar Fur$2Poor
Big Game Meat$0.75Any
Cougar Fang$0.5Any

Crafting with Cougar Items

Trapper Crafting

Item NamePricingHow to unlock
Cougar McClelland Saddle$110.00Perfect Cougar Pelt
Legendary Cougar/Wolf Vest$42.00Legendary Cougar Pelt, Legendary Wolf Pelt
Cougar Cutaway Coat$39.00Perfect Cougar Pelt x2, Perfect Black Bear Pelt
Rustic Vest$23.00Perfect Cougar Pelt
Legendary Cougar Riding Gloves$20.00Legendary Cougar Pelt, Perfect Boar Pelt
Legendary Cougar Flop Hat$19.00Legendary Cougar Pelt, Turkey Feather x2

Fence Crafting

Recipe NameEffectHow to obtainTypePrice
Cougar’s Paw TrinketRaises Stamina XP gain by 10%Legendary Cougar FangStamina$20.

Camp Crafting

Used forIt makesCrafting ingredients
Arthur’s LodgingCougar Pelt Covered Chest2x Perfect Cougar Pelt
SatchelLegend of the East Satchel(Complete all Satchel Upgrade) – Perfect Deer, Cougar, and Wolf Pelt
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