[Top 10] Red Dead Online Best Hunting Spots

Red Dead Online Best Hunting Spots
Looks like it was rabbit season after all...

Learn the Top 10 locations for hunting in Red Dead Online.

Hunting is one of the best ways to make money in Red Dead Online, and you’ll have to do a lot of hunting to progress in the Trader Role too. With a map as big as RDO’s, it can be difficult to know where to focus your efforts if you want to make the most money.

That’s why I’ve put together this list of the Top 10 Best Hunting Spots in Red Dead Online. Since animals will be spooked by your hunting activity, the best way to use this guide is to move between the different spots so that the animals can respawn. Decide on a few spots to use and make yourself a hunting route.

 Now load up your rifle, and saddle your horse: it’s time to go hunting.

10. Spider Gorge

Cold and unforgiving, the northernmost regions of the 5 States can actually make for very fertile hunting grounds. Plus, thanks to it’s remote location, this makes a great starting or ending point for a hunting route. Just be sure you’re dressed for the weather, or the cold will drain your cores quickly.

Why Spider Gorge is Great

  • Animals are easy to spot and track in the snow
  • Very few players go up there, so no one should scare away the animals
  • Good beginning or ending to a route

Animals Spawns at Spider Gorge

  • Hawks
  • Whitetail Deer
  • Moose
  • Wolves
  • Foxes

9. Owanjila Dam

Owanjila Dam is densely wooded and sits on the edge of a lake and river. Several valuable animals spawn here, and it's conveniently close to the Butcher at Strawberry.

Why Owanjila Dam is Great

  • Right next to Strawberry
  • Follow the river for easy kills
  • Can also fish here while animals respawn

Animal Spawns at Owanjila Dam

  • Whitetail Deer
  • Beavers
  • Eagles
  • Elk
  • Foxes

8. Great Plains

The Great Plains region just south of Blackwater is a fantastic, open hunting ground. You have easy access to the Butcher and ammo resupply in Blackwater, plus this is the only region that spawn the mighty (and valuable) American Bison.

Why the Great Plains are Great

  • It’s in the name
  • Excellent sight lines for long distance hunting
  • Convenient location just South of Blackwater

Animal Spawns at the Great Plains

  • Bison
  • Deer
  • Pronghorns
  • Rabbits
  • Skunks

7. Rio Bravo

Down in the southwestern end of the map, Rio Bravo offers good hunting across long, open sightlines. Plus, the river is great for fishing.

Why Rio Bravo is Great

  • Good start or end to a route due to remote location
  • Close to Butcher in Tumbleweed
  • Can fish in the river while animals respawn

Animals Spawns in Rio Bravo

  • Peccary Pigs
  • Pronghorns
  • Whitetail Deer
  • Western Ravens
  • Rabbits
  • Sheep

6. Twin Rocks

Twin Rocks is another remote location in the Western portion of the 5 States. Be sure you’re dressed for the heat, and keep your eyes on the sky for easy bird kills. Feathers add up!

Why Twin Rocks is Great

  • Remote location means no players scaring away animals
  • Close to Armadillo for resupply
  • Good open sight lines for long distance hunting

Animal Spawns at Twin Rocks

  • Peccary Pigs
  • Rams
  • Western Ravens
  • Prongorns
  • Rabbits
  • Iguanas

5. Manzanita Post

Manzanita Post sits right between the forests of Tall Trees and the Great Plains region, and is home to a good variety of animals to hunt. It’s not close to any towns though, so use it as a middle stop along a hunting route for best results.

What Makes Manzanita Post Great

  • Good variety of different animals
  • Makes a great middle stop for a route

Animals Spawns at Manzanita Post

  • Hawks
  • Deer
  • Coyotes
  • Foxes
  • Rabbits
  • Elk

4. Cumberland Forest

One of the thicker wooded regions of the map, Cumberland Forest nonetheless is chock-full of huntable animals. Be sure to let your horse guide itself through the trees and don’t try to force steering, unless you want to be eating leaves!

Why Cumberland Forest is Great

  • Close to the Butcher at Valentine
  • Dense and full of animals

Animal Spawns at Cumberland Forest

  • Elk
  • Black Bears
  • Eagles
  • Deer
  • Coyotes
  • Badgers

3. Roanoke Valley

Tucked away in the Northeastern most portion of the 5 States, Roanoke Valley is home to beautiful scenery and valuable animals alike. This makes a fantastic start or end point to a route.

What Makes Roanoke Valley Great

  • Remote location means players won’t scare away your animals
  • Close to Annesburg for resupply
  • Good start or end to a route

Animal Spawns at Roanoke Valley

  • Black Bears
  • Deer
  • Coyotes
  • Elk
  • Blue Jays
  • Cardinals

2. Bolger Glade

Down on the Southern point of the map, Bolger Glade is home to several valuable animals, as well as being very close to Saint Dennis and Rhodes. There’s also good fishing to be had in the river.

What Makes Bolger Glade Great

  • Conveniently located between Rhodes and Saint Dennis
  • Can fish while waiting for animals to respawn
  • If you get bored, you can go harass the Braithewaites at their nearby Manor

Animal Spawns at Bolger Glade

  • Foxes
  • Deer
  • Eagles
  • Coyotes
  • Cormorants
  • Panthers

1. Bluewater Marsh

Bluewater Marsh is hands-down my favorite place to hunt. There are tons of valuable animals and birds to be had, plus you’re only a short ride from the Butcher in Saint Dennis. Hunt, sell, rinse, and repeat. If you only hunt in one place in Red Dead Online, hunt at Bluewater Marsh!

  • What Makes Bluewater Marsh Great
  • High concentration of valuable animals
  • Easy sight lines for long distance hunts
  • Close to the Butcher at Saint Dennis

Animal Spawns at Bluewater Marsh

  • Alligators
  • Egrets
  • Spoonbills
  • Muskrats
  • Bullfrogs
  • Loons
  • Herons
  • Deer
  • Cranes

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