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Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2008

Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2008 Achievement Guide

Guide By: Vonreid, David Creech & erton
There are 31 achievements with a total of 1000 points.


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Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
- Offline: 31 (1000 )
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: <5 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: 20 - Complete All Hunts, Handgun Excellence, Crossbow Excellence, Muzzleloader Excellence, Dodge Master, All Trophy Legend and Rival Hunt achievements
- Glitched achievements: Cross the Log
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements? No

Introduction:
Welcome to Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2008. This game has a total of 31 achievements worth 1000 . You can get all of the achievements just by playing through career hunt once, but you can miss most of them as well. If you do not get the Complete All Hunts achievement when you play through the game, then you will have to play through another entire career hunt. If you do not get any of the Trophy Legend achievements or any of the Rival Hunt achievements, then you have to start a new career to get them. If you mess up trying to get one of them, then reload your last checkpoint to try again. You will also have to start a new career if you do not get Dodge Master but this achievement is easily done on your first Rival Hunt, against the bear.


You can also miss the Handgun Excellence, Crossbow Excellence, and Muzzleloader Excellence achievements if you don’t get them on your first playthrough. If you don’t get them while playing through the game, you will have to play through again because they have to be done in career mode.
There is currently a glitch that will prevent you from getting the Cross the Log achievement, but there is a way to fix it. If you do not unlock the achievement when you think you should (look in the guide for information on how and when) then go to the dashboard, then go to your system settings and then your memory. Delete all of your game saves for this game and then try to get the achievement again. By doing this, you should be able to get the achievement. A way of preventing this achievement to glitch is to cross the log without falling on your very first try. If you don’t make it then you will have to delete your saves. After you delete your save, you have to get it on your first try again or you will have to delete them again.
Note: Turn auto-save off when you start the game so you can save each level in an individual save slot and then if you miss something on that level, you can go back and load that save.

If you are ever confused with where you have to go in each level, look at the walkthrough found HERE.

Step 1: Playthrough
This is where you can get all of the achievements. You can miss some of them though, if you are not careful. When you first start the game, on the first level, make sure you get 11 achievements (12 if Cross the Log doesn’t glitch). You can get Climbing the Cliff, Mule Deer Trophy Legend, Grizzly Bear Rival Hunt, Eagle Eye Shot, Long Shot, Super Long Shot, Accuracy 50, Accuracy 70, Accuracy 90, Ecological Friendly and Dodge Master. All of these achievements can easily be done on the first level but if you miss some of them, you can get them later in the game, but it is easiest done here.
For the rest of the game, you can focus on just completing all of the hunts that you come across, make sure you kill all of the trophy animals in one shot and follow the description for all of the rival hunts. The next level that you will have to try for something other than just the trophy legends and rival hunts, is either level seven or eight. You can get No-Scope Excellence on either one of these levels, it is up to you. These are the easiest levels to get it because you have to use the crossbow.
At the beginning of level eight, when you are on the tripod stand killing the weasels, is when you will get the rest of the excellence achievements. These include Handgun Excellence, Crossbow Excellence, and Muzzleloader Excellence. It is easiest to get these achievements here because the weasels keep respawning and you can take as much time as you need.
Once you get these achievements, you can play through the rest of the game, making sure you get the rest of the trophy legend and rival hunt achievements.
Try to complete every objective that you can while playing through the game, that includes completing all mini games that other hunters and rangers give you. If you do, then you will get the Complete All Hunts achievement. If you don’t then you will have to play through the game again.

Step 2: Mop Up
By now you should have all of the achievements after playing through story mode but if you don’t, you can still get them. If you don’t have the Complete All Hunts achievement, then you will have to play through the game a second time, making sure that you have completed all the objectives. For a complete list of them all, look here. If you got this achievement on the first playthrough but you didn’t get some of the trophy legend or rival hunt achievements, then you have to start another career to get those.
This is when you can get the Extreme Long Shot achievement in an Instant Hunt mission in Montana. If the Cross the Log achievement glitched for you on your first play through, once you get all of the other achievements, you will have to delete all of your game save. From the dashboard, go to system settings and then click on Memory to delete all of your saves. Once you have done this, go back into the game and play the first level again and make sure you do not fall when crossing the log and you should get the achievement.

Conclusion:
This game is not a hard 1000 but some achievements are more difficult than others. It does not take long to play through the career hunt to get them, but you will probably get stuck on a couple parts of the story longer than others.

x360a would like to thank pashos18 for this Road Map



Handgun Excellence15
Player must hunt 20 small game animals with any handgun in the course of completing the Career mode. 

When you get to the Mini game in New Zealand that involves you killing Weasels from a tripod, complete the minigame but don't leave the tripod. Click on the and scroll down to handguns; I recommend the 357. You may have to hit to equip it. Once you have it, fire away at an infinite number of weasels. The achievement will pop up after you kill the 20th weasel with the handgun.

 

Note: If you have killed small game throughout the career with a handgun, you only need to make up the difference.

Crossbow Excellence30
15 small game animals must be hunted with the crossbow in the course of completing the Career mode. 
Once you have the handgun achievement on the weasel minigame, switch to your crossbow. Follow the same routine as "Handgun Excellence"
Muzzleloader Excellence45
Hunt 10 small game animals with the muzzleloader in the course of completing the Career mode. (2) 

Same as the crossbow/handgun but you need to equip the Muzzleloader. Its the last rifle in your list or the first rifle to the left when you open up the weapons menu by clicking .

 

One tip is that you need to wait for the weasels to stop to shoot them. The muzzleloader is a real pain, mainly because it takes forever to reload

Accuracy 5010
Accuracy must be over 50% in any season.  
See Accuracy 90%
Accuracy 7015
Accuracy must be over 70% in any season.  
See Accuracy 90%
Accuracy 9020
Accuracy must be over 90% in any season.  
For the accuracy achievements you simply need to mind your shots. The first level is a great one to go for it on, but remember that all your shots count towards the final tally. During the bird minigames, if you hit two birds with one shot, it will give you a boost in your accuracy if needed. Just remember to count your shots. If you miss more than 1 shot every ten then you might want to considering loading the last checkpoint. These achievements are stackable.
Climbing the Cliff5
Must not lose your grip and fall from a handhold on the first climb in Montana, Fall (2) 

The button combination for this , , , , , , , , . You need to rapidly press the button until the circle fills up with the orange/red bar. If you fall, you will need to restart the map.

 

Cross the Log 5
The Player must cross the log without falling on the first log in Montana, Fall. (3) 

When the hunter is on the log trying to get to his Trophy Buck, he is going to either lean left or right. You will need to MASH the button if he is leaning left and MASH the button if he is leaning right. Once he is straight up and level, do not push the buttons.

Long Shot15
The first animal shot at a distance between 100 and 150 yards away. 

The first level is one of the most open boards for this. The best thing to do is to go to the left side of the map after the tree stand sub mission. Use your scope and find an animal. In the bottom left corner (when targeted on an animal) it will tell you what the distance is. There is usually two elk, one about 100-150 away in the middle, middle right... and one in the distance, roughly 225 yeards away up on the hill. This achievement will eventually pop up whether you try for it or not, the one that you really need to focus on getting is the Extreme Long shot.

Tip: Another place to get it is the duck minigames.

Super Long Shot30
The first animal shot at a distance between 150 and 200 yards away. 
See Long Shot but shot in between 150 and 200 yards
Extreme Long Shot40
The first animal hit at a distance over 200 yards away. (2) 

The 200+ yard achievement is easier to get in Africa than North America, in my opinion, quite easy to find a kudu 200-250 yards away and take it down in one shot with a good rifle.

Eagle Eye Shot50
The first animal shot at a distance over 75 yards away. Player must not shoot from Scope mode. 
This has to be done without a scope. In all honesty, you should get this at the first duck mini game on the other side of the river (the second part of the first level). Just make sure your shotgun isnt scoped and take out a duck in the distance.
Complete All Hunts120
Complete every single hunt in Career mode (required and optional). 

Thanks to Vonreid for the complete list of objectives:

 

Lvl (1.) Montana *Fall*
(1. Find Ben Adams.
(2. Shoot 1 Mule Deer from the Tree stand.
(3. Talk to the guy by the shore.
(4. Hunt 2 Elk.
(5. Go back to guy by the shore (who is now listed as a guide)
**(6. Mini game of Mallard Duck Shooting. (For this just keep following the path after the guy ferries u at the fork take the left path over to the cabin talk to the guy there)
(7. Hunt the Trophy Mule Deer.
(8. Take a picture of the Trophy Mule Deer. (If you don't know how to do this just walk up to the carcass)
(9. Hunt The Rival Bear

Lvl (2.) British Columbia *Fall*
(1. Find The Western Ranger, Dubby McCoy.
(2. Hunt 2 Dall Sheep.
(3. Go back to the Western Ranger Dubby McCoy.
(4. Now find his Brother the Eastern Ranger Chester McCoy.
**(5. Hunt 10 Canadian Geese. (this is is in the blind close to the lake south of Chester)
(6. Hunt 3 Moose.
(7. Return to the Eastern Ranger Chester McCoy.
(8. Hunt the trophy Moose.
(9. Take a Picture of Mr. Trophy

 

lvl (3) Montana Winter
(1. Hunt 3 Mule Deer (tripod stand)
(2. Find the upper field
(3. mini-game (Drake Dickey- upper field) hunt 5 pheasants in 4 min.
(4. Meet Drake Dickey
(5. Hunt 1 Big Horn Sheep
(6. Find Trophy Elk area
**(7. mini-game (@ trail edge) Hunt 5 marmots in 5 min.
(8. Hunt Trophy Elk
(9. Take a Trophy Picture

Lvl (4) Argentina Fall
(1. Meet Tex Johnson
(2. mini-game Hunt 5 gray fox
(3. Hunt 2 Water Buffalo
(4. Find Sid Perez
(5. mini-game (Sid Perez) Hunt 5 partridges
(6. Hunt Trophy Water Buffalo
(7. Take Trophy Picture

Lvl (5) Ethiopia Spring
(1. mini-game (w/ Sam Geez) Hunt 6 African Blue Quails
(2. Hunt 2 Kudu
(3. Return to Sam Geez
(4. Hunt 2 Klipspringer
(5. Hunt Trophy Kudu
(6. Take Trophy Picture

Lvl (6) Argentina Winter
(1. Meet Sid Perez
(2. mini-game (Sid Perez) Hunt 5 Vizcacha in 5 min.
(3. Find Sid Perez
(4. mini-game (S.P.) Hunt 7 Ducks in 4 min.
(5. Find Sid Perez
(6. Hunt 2 Axis Deer (tree stand only)
(7. Hunt 2 Axis Deer
(8. Hunt Trophy Axis Deer
(9. Take Trophy Picture
(10. Hunt 2 Blackbuck Antelope
(11. Hunt 2 Water Buffalo
(12. Hunt Rival Cougar

Lvl (7) Ethiopia Summer
(1. Hunt 3 Dik Dik w/ crossbow
(2. Hunt Trophy Hartebeast w/crossbow
(3. take trophy Picture
(4. Find Bekele
(5. mini-game (blind nearby) Hunt 6 Spurwinged Goose
(6. Find Bekele
(7. Find Sam
(8. Hunt 4 Niala w/ crossbow
(9. Find baiting area
(10. Hunt Leopard

Lvl (8.) New Zealand *Fall*
(1. mini-game at the very beginning hunt 5 weasels on the tripod stand. If you don't already have them this is a perfect chance to get the muzzleloader, crossbow, and pistol kill achievements (thank the gods for the never ending weasels) any way use lots of hunter sense and Adrenaline and u get some pretty new achievements.
(2. There's a blind to the left on the path u walk to get to the Red Stag(just at the check point) anyway just shoot the 5 paradise ducks (make use of the duck call maybe)
(3. Now kill the 2 Red Stags with your crossbow.
(4. Hunt the trophy Red Stag (with anything mind you)
(5. Take a nice pic of the beautiful carcass

Lvl (9.) New Zealand *Winter*

(1. Hunt the 2 Chamois
(2. Hunt the 3 Fallow Deer
(3. Hunt Trophy Fallow Deer
(4. Picture
(5. Meet Lallie Whitworth
(6. mini-game Hunt 5 chuckers (from Whitworth)
(7. Find Mr. Boar
(8. Now Kill Mr. Boar for his ham ( If you don't get hit you get an achievement)

Lvl (10.) Zambia *Fall* ( The most Annoying Rival Hunting level)*warning: take an aspirin right now*
**(1. Mini-game in a blind Straight ahead at the start of the game. Kill the 6 yllow throated Sandgrouse.
(2. Find Bekele.
(3. Hunt 3 Cape Buffalo.
(4. Hunt 2 Water Bucks.
(5. Hunt Trophy Water Buck.
(6. Take the required picture of your hit.
(7. Find The Abandoned Lodge.
(8. Hunt 5 Jackals.
(9. Find A Beati...Baiting area.
(10. Kill the Rival Lion

No-Scope Excellence 20
Player must hunt all objective animals while never shooting from Scope Mode in any single season. (1) 

Later on in the career, and I believe its Argentina, the guide will tell you that you can only use a crossbow. Finish all missions with the crossbow and the achievement is yours.

 

Ecological Friendly20
Complete an entire season without shooting any animals outside of an objective. 
This can be done on any level, and no level is better than any others. You really just need to pay attention to your objectives. Only shoot animals that you have tags for, and remember what the Trophy Buck looks like...usually its not hard to spot him, but if you are on the Trophy Buck mission and hit a non trophy this will count against this achievement. Just mind your tags and you will be fine. I recommend the first, but as I said, it can be done anywhere.
Dodge Master10
The player must dodge 10 attacks at any time during any of the Rival Animal Hunts. 

When facing the couger just dodge it 10 times before killing it. You will need to reload the checkpoint to get the cougar rival achievement. I would focus first, on just dodging until you get the achievement, then click Start-> Load Last Checkpoint.

 

Dodging Tips: When facing any rival, you will need to dodge to stay alive. will dive you to the left, and will dive you to the right. You do not get a choice in which way you dive, a button pops up on the screen

Elk Trophy Legend20
Shoot and kill this Trophy Legend animal in only one shot. 

This one is a little different than the rest. You only get a few seconds to finish this guy off, and he is fighting another elk at the same time. Once you climb the rock follow the path and go until the cut scene. You will see it in the distance fighting another elk. Take position and zoom in. I suggest waiting a second or too until it turns broadside to you. Aim for the head/neck/upper chest and fire away.

 

TIP: If the elk or any other Trophy animal does not fall after the first shot, DO NOT FIRE AGAIN. The majority of these trophies will fall in one shot, but they wont fall for a good 3-4 seconds. Taking another shot is a horrible idea, wait a couple seconds to see if it falls, if it doesnt, click start and reload the last checkpoint.

Mule Deer Trophy Legend35
Shoot and kill this Trophy Legend animal in only one shot. 

This one is a little different than the rest. You only get a few seconds to finish this guy off, and he is fighting another deer at the same time. Once you climb the rock follow the path and go until the cut scene. You will see it in the distance fighting another deer. Take position and zoom in. I suggest waiting a second or too until it turns broadside to you. Aim for the head/neck/upper chest and fire away. If you miss or hit the wrong deer you will have to try again. This deer will run into the woods and you will have to restart the trophy hunt

 

TIP: If the elk or any other Trophy animal does not fall after the first shot, DO NOT FIRE AGAIN. The majority of these trophies will fall in one shot, but they wont fall for a good 3-4 seconds. Taking another shot is a horrible idea, wait a couple seconds to see if it falls, if it doesnt, click start and reload the last checkpoint
Moose Trophy Legend35
Shoot and kill this Trophy Legend animal in only one shot. 
See Elk Trophy Legend
Kudu Trophy Legend35
Shoot and kill this Trophy Legend animal in only one shot. 
See Elk Trophy Legend
Hartebeest Trophy Legend35
Shoot and kill this Trophy Legend animal in only one shot. 
See Elk Trophy Legend
Red Stag Trophy Legend35
Shoot and kill this Trophy Legend animal in only one shot. 
See Elk Trophy Legend
Fallow Deer Trophy Legend35
Shoot and kill this Trophy Legend animal in only one shot. 
See Elk Trophy Legend
Water Buffalo Trophy Legend35
Shoot and kill this Trophy Legend animal in only one shot. 
See Elk Trophy Legend
Axis Deer Trophy Legend35
Shoot and kill this Trophy Legend animal in only one shot. 
See Elk Trophy Legend
Waterbuck Trophy Legend35
Shoot and kill this Trophy Legend animal in only one shot. 
See Elk Trophy Legend
Grizzly Bear Rival Hunt30
Take down the Rival Grizzly Bear. Player can be hit up to three times. (1) 
Just kill the bear without missing by using aderline and shoot the head and dodge the bears attacks
Leopard Rival Hunt35
Take down the Rival African Leopard. Player can be hit only once. (1) 
See Grizzly Bear Rival Hunt
Wild Boar Rival Hunt40
Take down the Rival Wild Boar without ever being hit by the boar. (1) 
See Grizzly Bear Rival Hunt
Cougar Rival Hunt50
Take down the Rival Cougar without being hit by the Cougar. Player can only have 3 missed shots. (3) 
See Grizzly Bear Rival Hunt
Lion Rival Hunt60
Take down the Rival African Lion without being hit or missing a single shot. (4) 

See Grizzly Bear Rival Hunt
Also after you dodge go into the cave then go back out and shot him then dodge and then go back into the cave (repeat untill the lion is dead). I recommend using the .416 rifle and it will take you about 6-7 shots to complete this. If you get hit or miss a shot, you will need to click start and select 'Load Last Checkpoint'. Loading the last checkpoint will place you right at the beginning of the rival hunt.

 

Alternative Tip that is very helpful:

When you first arrive at the baiting area, immediately head to the left wall where there is a cave entrance at ground level. It is to the left of the cave exit, which is higher up and much more visible. You will get a prompt to press to enter the cave, do so immediately. Go through the cave and exit immediately, going straight to the small opening in the fallen trees, which the game treats as a cave. Press , go through the exit and veer slightly left. There will be another cave entrance in front of you, press to enter. Go through the exit and directly in front of you (possibly slightly to the right, but not much) is the orignal cave entrance you started with. Go there until getting the prompt to enter, turn around and look at the entrance to the cave you just left. The lion will be right there, just starting to turn and charge. Wait until the lion is moving in your direction (so there is no sideways motion to contribute to a missed shot) and fire. Immediately press to enter the cave, and then repeat the cycle. Only shoot when standing in front of this cave entrance. Using the 12 gauge shotgun to ensure you don't miss, it takes approximately 12 shots. Slightly fewer if you use the .416 rifle, but it definitely requires better aim.


 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Fun Labs
Publisher:
Activision
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Release:

US November 07, 2007

ESRB: Teen
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