The Elk in Red Dead Redemption 2 is an incredibly large mammal that has many useful drops and crafting recipes. While it is a herbivore, it is still dangerous and should be hunted cautiously. There is also a legendary version of this animal, meaning that it is possible to come across one if you are lucky.
Best Weapons to Kill the Elk With
As with many other large mammals such as the cow, a powerful weapon should be used as to kill it quickly and effectively. To kill the elk we recommend you use either the sniper rifle or the bow. If you use the sniper, make sure not to use explosive ammo as it will ruin the kill. Similarly, you should use improved arrows when using the bow. If you are hunting the elk, make sure to use herbivore bait, as it will help to attract one.
Elk are most prominent in mountainous areas, especially where there is forest. The best place to find elk is in the mountains of Ambarino by Cumberland. They can also be found in West Elizabeth and by Annesburg.
Some of these items can only be obtained by killing the legendary elk.
|Legendary Elk Pelt||$33.00||Legendary|
|Perfect Elk Pelt||$6.50||Perfect|
|Good Elk Pelt||$3.90||Good|
|Poor Elk Pelt||$2.60||Poor|
|Legendary Elk Antler||$0||Legendary|
|Item Name||Pricing||How to unlock|
|Legendary Fox Moccasins||$40.00||Perfect Elk Pelt, Legendary Fox Pelt|
|Legendary Elk Moccasins||$30.00||Legendary Elk Pelt, Perfect Goat Hide|
|Elk Antler Trinket||$22.75||Legendary Elk Antler|
|Elk Fringed Shotgun Chaps||$21.00||Perfect Elk Pelt|
|Legendary Elk Half Chaps||$16.00||Legendary Elk Pelt, Perfect Sheep Hide|
|Gila Monster Gambler’s Hat||$16.00||Perfect Elk Pelt, Perfect Gila Monster Skin|
|Legendary Elk Range Gloves||$13.00||Legendary Elk Pelt|
|Elk Riding Gloves||$12.00||Perfect Elk Pelt|
|Elk Flop Hat||$12.00||Perfect Elk Pelt|