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Red Dead Redemption II (PS4) - hunting is difficult but necessary

Red Dead Redemption II – a perfect pelt is hard to find

Hunting down animals and collecting pelts is a good way to earn money in Red Dead Redemption II.

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You can also use perfect pelts to upgrade certain equipment, but this can be tough to do.

Perfect pelts usually have no bullet holes in them and the hunting itself is already one of the more skillful parts of the game.

If youre wondering how to do it then here is everything that you need to know.

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How to get perfect pelts

Getting a perfect pelt isnt as simple as just using the bow and arrow though, as first you have to scope out your kill with your binoculars.

This will indicate the quality of the pelt while its still attached to its owner, so you wont have to waste half an hour carefully tracking a deer only to find out it practices poor personal hygiene.

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Unless youre just killing it for food you only want to bother if the animal has a three-star rating, and even then you need to be careful to kill it instantly, ideally with a headshot, and to do so with either the arrow or the varmint gun (which requires its own special ammo).

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If you can do all that then visit Peterson the cook back at camp and hell offer a number of useful upgrades, including increasing the size of your satchel.

Before he can do that though youll have to buy him the right tools, by making sure you have enough money in the camp coffers and then using the ledger.

Peterson isnt the only one that can make use of pelts though. Theres also a trapper who can help you fashion unique outfits from rare animal parts.

He has a market stall in Saint Denis but you wont get there until much later in the game. However, he does appear at random in the wilderness as well, so if youre lucky you might see him earlier.

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