You would think that finding squirrels in Red Dead Redemption 2 would be easy since they are among the most common animals in the game. RDR2 squirrel locations don’t help you much even if you have a map of them. These little critters are hard to see, fast and bolt as soon as they sense danger. In this guide we’ll give you the map of squirrels and even share the best location for easy farming. Still, it will be up to you to hunt them down properly and get perfect squirrel pelts. Or you can just use our guide that helps you do exactly that.
Where to find Squirrels in Red Dead 2?
Squirrels can be found in woodlands of New Hanover and parts of West Elizabeth. Even the in-game compendium says so. What you need to do is go find a forest or at least some tree covered land. You can find these in eastern part of West Elizabeth. You can also go to the far east of New Hanover where squirrels dominate the woods. The trick in finding them is just running about near the edge of the woods and you should scare them into the open. Use your Eagle Eye to see if there are any nearby tracks you can follow. Your goal should be to get perfect squirrel pelts. This means you need to track down three star, pristine squirrels. You must kill them with your bow equipped with small game arrows. You can craft these in your camp or through your weapon wheel with some feathers, shotgun shells and regular arrows.
The area closest to the beginning of the game and your camp near Valentine is the bend of the Dakota river in West Elizabeth. Refer to the screenshot of the map bellow for the exact location. I found squirrels there both by the river bank and near the road as well as in the woodland area on the plateau above. I also recommend you read our detailed guide on Perfect Squirrel Pelt & Carcass Locations, because we go even more in-depth with some game mechanics there. Good hunting Outlaws.