Lost Legendary Pelt
There is a fix for this problem. Rockstar is great about thinking ahead about stuff like this and this situation is no different. Though you don’t have the pelt currently, it isn’t lost forever. What you will want to do is head to the Trapper in Saint Denis. If you haven’t met the Trapper yet, keep progressing the main story until you do.
The Trapper will have your Red Dead Redemption 2 lost legendary bear pelt in his possession already. Unfortunately, this does mean you won’t be able to sell it but it only goes for around $60 anyway. Thankfully, you will be able to use it for its precious crafting purposes, though.
Better yet, you didn’t have to lug it all the way there yourself as the game does it for you. For more fixes like these, make sure to keep it locked right here at VGR for all of your Red Dead Redemption 2 needs.
Where To Find?
The easiest way to get to and deal with the Legendary grizzly is in Chapter 2, when you take on the mission Exit Pursued By a Bruised Ego from Hosea. Arthur and Hosea will head out to find the Baharati Grizzly Bear in the Grizzlies East region, north of O’Creagh’s Run, and once you’ve finished the mission, the bear will be hanging around in the area for you to hunt. Once you’ve fought off the bear during the mission, Hosea will decide to take his leave of hunting giant killer animals with some “I’m getting too old for this s—” dialogue. At that point, you can choose to stick around and finish what you started and take down the bear.
It’s worth noting that the bear is no pushover and it can definitely kill you if you’re not careful. If you’re not outfitted super well at this point in the game, you might want to take some time in the world to earn better gear and improve Arthur’s well-being before you commit to the fight. That said, it’s possible to kill the bear here and now–we did it with Arthur’s stock weapons that he had at this point in the game.
Bring down the bear and you’ll be able to skin it, taking a whole bunch of stuff, including the Legendary Bear Pelt. This is the unique item you need for crafting special clothing you can’t get anywhere else.
Once you have the pelt, you’ll probably be pretty confused about what to actually do with it. Regular shopkeepers won’t take the pelt off your hands, and neither will Pearson in camp. You need to go to a specific person to deal with the pelt: the Trapper.
If you talk to Pearson, he may well off-handedly mention the Canadian fur trapper who hangs around in the area, which will mark the Trapper’s location on your map. He roams around, so make sure to check your map for his icon before heading out. He also has a shop in Saint Denis, located in the southeast corner of the map, in the outdoor market, where you can reliably find him.
When you find the Trapper, you’ll be able to check out his goods, all of which are unique clothes made from the pelts of Legendary Animals. The thing is, you’ll need more than to just take down the bear if you want the whole outfit. Various Legendary Bear items also require other pelts, as well as for you to spend some money. Here’s what you’ll need to craft each piece of the Legendary Bear outfit:
- Legendary Bear Head Hat: Legendary Bear Pelt, $40,
- Legendary Bear Coat: Legendary Bear Pelt, Perfect Bison Pelt, $28
- Legendary Bear Roper: Legendary Bear Pelt, Perfect Bull Hide, $34
Completing the outfit also requires the Boar Riding Gloves, which require a Perfect Boar Pelt and two Perfect Rabbit Pelts, and will cost you $15.
Though each of the bear items notes that a Legendary Bear Pelt is required, there’s only the one. Once you’ve taken down the Baharit Grizzly, you’ll have fulfilled the Bear Pelt requirement for each clothing item.