Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption Achievements

Bearly Legal

Kill and skin 18 grizzly bears.  

Grizzlies are one the least common animal and you will only find them in the The North. Before you attempt this you will want to stock up on ammo and save on a regular basis. You will find bears most commonly between Tanners Reach, Aurora Basin and Nekoti Rock.

Once you kill a bear check your surrounding as more often than not, another bear will come up behind you and kill you. Once you have killed a bear, run up to it and press to skin it. I suggest you kill several bears in a row, skin them and set up a camp site and save your progress. The last thing you want to happen is lose your large streak of bear kills and have to start over.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by seraphimneeded
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 02:22:04 PM

You honestly wonder have to wonder how early in the development cycle they came up with this pun achievement idea.

Anyway, if you are having trouble surviving in the Tall Trees area (thanks to the very thing you are hunting), pull out your campsite after each bear you manage to skin. The game occasionally likes to spawn far more bears at a time than anyone could realistically handle, so constantly saving any progress you've made is not a bad idea.

Comment #2 by Mull3t55
Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 10:26:11 PM

I managed to kill 8 consecutive grizzly's in about 2 minutes just south of the top T intersection in Tall Trees. To be more accurate, the two "L"s of "Tall Trees" on your map.

However I found grizzly's to spawn randomly throughout Tall Trees when trying to track one down to knife fight, so I may have had some luck.

Comment #3 by Gargantou
Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 12:37:17 PM

Wait, is the achievement that you have to kill 18 bears and skin them, WITHOUT ever dying between each bear?

If so, Rockstar are retarded for not being more clear in the description.

I just thought it was skin and kill a total of 18 bears over the course of the game, not in a row without dying.

Comment #4 by Mull3t55
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:23:52 AM

You do not need to make 18 consecutive kills.

Comment #5 by Yoshidraak
Thursday, June 24, 2010 @ 01:45:38 PM

No, you don't. And if you have trouble finding them, just search the area, or use bait. If you kill one, more will likely come, so watch out.

Comment #6 by SJ Shark Byte
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 08:54:58 PM

ITS CALLED DEAD EYE. you should try it.

Comment #7 by HarryJ210
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 04:13:01 AM

I would advise to finish up to Master Hunter Rank 5 Chalenges and then purchase the Buffalo Rifle as with this you can kill a bear with a one shot kill if you get it between the eyes, Dead Eye is very helpful for this. Also I found that if you head North from Bearclaw Camp towards where the bear is actually pictured on the game map and go into one of the clearings I found a lot of bears there.
Once you have actually found a bear I found that if you ride around with that bear chasing you it acts as a magnet to other bears, I had nine on me at once at one point! Then use a little thing called Dead Eye and start lining up those headshots. Hope this helps.

Comment #8 by mong
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 05:42:58 PM

i love this because if you have a shotgun, and there is only one bear, let it hit you once. it will then go on its hind legs for enough time for you to blow off its head with the shotgun :)
this is an easy way for the 3 bear kills one shot each challenge
hope it helps

Comment #9 by timaker
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 09:17:00 AM

waaaaaaaaasssssstttttttteeeeeee of time. 5g for like 3 days work

Comment #10 by Pete Mesquite
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 07:32:28 PM

lol... i get mauled ever five minutes. i got this one without even trying for it.

Comment #11 by NeMo.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 09:01:11 PM

I kill one bear 6 spawn next to me and maul me in the back.

Comment #12 by cosmicsemone
Sunday, December 12, 2010 @ 11:52:26 PM

it gets annoying when more bears arrive and rape me but i got it pretty easily u can hear the bear by listening for a panting sound if u hear that its a bear coming after u

Comment #13 by tmashinter
Friday, December 24, 2010 @ 09:40:03 AM

Yah the bears spawn pretty crazy sometimes, especially after killing one of them. I found it best to kill one, then park your horse on top of the bear so that skinning happens immediately (skips the animation). Jump back on your horse right away and pan around for any more bears.

Just be cautious (nothing sucks more than getting some kills and then getting killed only to have the game reload). I had like a 10 minute segment where there was non stop bears coming at me, kill them, park the horse over one, check around me for more bears, get off the horse, skin it, back on the horse right away, run away from the bears that fell out of the sky, kill them, rinse repeat.

Comment #14 by warrenpaul
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 08:03:29 AM

Im just going around tall trees with plenty of moonshine, just make sure you hit the bear inbetween the eyes with the semi auto shotgun and it should go down

Comment #15 by Team Penguin
Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 06:22:27 PM

If you bring your horse with you into this area, be careful. I have almost shot my horse 6 times because I hear rustling behind me. Also, try and pay attention to the music. It seemed to occasionally warn me when I was about to get snuck up on by a grizzly.

Comment #16 by rodney iz god
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 09:28:19 PM

this needs to be more than 5G because grizzles sometimes take the piss

Comment #17 by jembree89
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 10:13:06 PM

this is the most frustrating thing ever

Comment #18 by Majica8
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 09:12:15 AM

I spent several hours getting this, never getting more than 2 bears spawn at a time. As soon as I kill and skin the 18th I get 7 more spawn in the space of about 3 minutes. Manage to kill them all, and it looked clear, after skinning the 3rd one another bear showed up and killed me before I could do anything about it.
Got all 18 in Tall Trees though, def the best area. Just save alot and use Dead eye.

Comment #19 by kSlice
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 03:25:37 AM

Easy, just go into tall trees, then ride your horse around with a good shotgun
or rifle and find a bear, then after every time you kill a bear another will already
be coming for you so get back on your horse and do it again.

Comment #20 by Miss Murder xx
Saturday, June 04, 2011 @ 09:37:36 PM

doesnt sound very fun..

Comment #21 by E$$ BEE
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 03:38:07 PM

go between A and the L in "Tall Trees" and they will be an ultimited spawn of
bears, found this online an it wrked for me yet, not gt the achievo yet so dunno if its the right bear

Comment #22 by Boxylyric
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 04:11:22 AM

I spent ages looking for bears and then i ride over this hill and see 10 bears, some running and some just on there back legs roaring or something. Anyway I kill them and begin skinning them and after the 3rd bear I skinned they had all pretty much spawned in a tight circle around me and killed me... feelbadman

Comment #23 by lConundrum
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 09:35:57 PM

This achievement is fairly easily actually. Fast travel to a location near Tall Trees, then ride your horse there. Walk around and when you see a bear, zoom in with your sniper rifle, enter dead eye, and headshot it. One hit kill everytime.

Comment #24 by Vasdefren13
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 10:16:15 PM

I suggest not using the buffalo rifle. There were so many bears I got swarmed when I tried to do this achievement. maybe I was in a bad area though

Comment #25 by TheSplitter96
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 03:23:35 PM

When you are going to kill a bear with the knife (I think its master hunter rank 8), you should find a lone bear and kill and skin it then save. When you do this the game marks that you have completed half of the challenge which is skinning the bear.The reason I recomend this is because when you kill a bear with the knife it doesn't save right away and the chances are you will almost be dead when you kill it and another deadly animal WILL be very near. Find another bear and shoot it in the ass 2-3 times depending on the gun. Knife it until it rears up as this is the way the game shows it is almost dead. knife it once more and the game will save and say you have completed the challenge since you had previously skinned a bear. It will work just keep trying and it will pay off Ipromise. The o

Comment #26 by TheSplitter96
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 03:26:40 PM

ran out of space. The other reason is it will give 2 pelts if you can skin both bears.

Comment #27 by GRIM REAPER 25
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 01:48:31 PM

if u go 2 bear claw camp the bears r pretty common more so online bc me and my friend got swarmed by 6 bears lol

Comment #28 by cav10rto
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 04:15:58 PM

bears can also be found in the plains reigon too, ive been riding my horse and randomly gotten mauled. check to the south of tall trees if you can't find any

Comment #29 by Unforgiven215
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 03:11:04 PM

Fun achievement

Comment #30 by RubberSoul1990
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 05:58:53 PM

Does this have to be done in one sitting or does it culminate throughout your game?

Comment #31 by Copdoctorlawer
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 10:43:40 PM

a good gun to use is the carcano sniper rifle (one shot head shot) and the buffalo rifle
(one shot everywhere but legs)

Comment #32 by Doc Justice
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 07:55:33 PM

If you can't find any bears just start killing anything eventually the bears get mad and come to maul you

Comment #33 by At0m1c D3M0Nz
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 11:40:34 AM

I struggle with this one as whenever i kill one bear, far too many spawn for me to kill. However, I believe if you travel in a stagecoach and just sit there, they cannot harm you.

Comment #34 by Darthox
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 06:30:54 PM

I used a combination of the Evans repeater and the semi-automatic shotgun for this.
I used the Evans for the number of rounds it can fire before a reload, especially when there are a few bears around. Use it with dead-eye and stick a couple shots into each bear's head to kill them.
I use the semi-auto shotgun for when the bears get a bit too close, for the number of rounds it puts down in a short period of time. Two shots to the head should be enough to take a bear down.
Also, before skinning any bear, I do a 360 degree sweep to make sure there are no bears near.

Comment #35 by Froxun
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 03:14:28 PM

they are comming out of nowhere when i killed 1

Comment #36 by sgtMustash0
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 11:15:22 AM

just kill 18 bears and skin them. you may die and you dont have to make
consecutive kills. you get 5g and much money:)

Comment #37 by DRichards
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 03:30:29 PM

Be quick with the medicine and handy with the dead eye on horseback when they come in waves after the first kill. Leave em stack up while you circle and listen to the whinny of your horse when a bear is heading your way. Needed more G for the time tho'. Got smacked up good by br'er bear

Comment #38 by asylumspadez
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 10:37:18 AM

I have already killed 7 bears and it took me 30 minutes to do so. Go to the tall trees area and plant some bait, Once a bear shows up then use deadeye and with your shotgun - shoot the bear twice in the head. Skin it then travel around the surrounding area but dont leave the bait area far. Bears will respawn like crazy once you killed one of them.

Comment #39 by CranMan2127
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 02:32:17 PM

thanks for all the tips

Comment #40 by xholy shackles
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 06:34:06 AM

if this helps. get a horse. round up the bears in tall trees located near the destroyed camp and just go inside the buildings and get on the roof, the bears will just hurdle around the building and pop them off. its really simple. idk why your guys rush in their like rambo. lol use your brains dummies! hope this helps guys.

Comment #41 by TheRedRodCod
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 09:58:40 AM

Chasing after an injured bear with a knife...classic RDR moment.

Comment #42 by cloudwolf
Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 07:15:27 PM

Loved this one. Never worked so hard for 5g's in any other game!!

Comment #43 by Deadsea 18
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 12:59:47 PM

i love how R* came up with the adult magazine name of ''Barely Legal'' also its barely legal for Marston to kill that many bears lol.

Will try for this one but 5 g is pretty bad too bad its not more

Comment #44 by HerBravado
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:01:02 AM

lmao @40. I'm trying that one!

Comment #45 by NCRcourier
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 07:34:20 PM

if you die does it start over

Comment #46 by Path to Decay
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 03:03:53 AM

This is simple. Ride around and find a bear, kill it, skin it, pan around looking for another bear and repeat. If they stop (Usually after 3-5 for me) Save and go at it again.

@#45 - Let's say you got 3 kills, saved, got 2 more and got mauled, the 2 won't count, but the first 3 are still good.

Comment #47 by Sperle
Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 04:08:47 PM

Very helpful.

Comment #48 by XzT0XiCScOpEsXz
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 05:40:42 AM

use dead eye easy as that

Comment #49 by Nak3d Chris
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 01:51:40 PM

A headshot with the semi-auto shotgun will instantly kill a bear, but he must be very close. Not much else to say, but pay attention to your surroundings.

Comment #50 by Jays707
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 04:28:28 AM

Pretty easy.

Comment #51 by EternalWolf
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 06:23:57 AM

I found that Tanners Reach, if you keep looking around you can find bears just spawning everywhere.

Comment #52 by PainKi11er 2109
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 03:09:16 AM

Once you find one bear, you immediately find the other 17.

Comment #53 by IKV91
Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 09:00:41 AM

I'm willing to help anybody with any achievement/challenges for the price of 20 headshots per achievement/5 per challenge. My gt: IKV91.

Comment #54 by MrLivi
Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 06:35:23 AM

I found the best weapon was the automatic shotgun as quite often after killing one bear, a second "stealth bear" would attack, scare the bejeezus out of me and as the cannon takes ages to reload, I'd become lunch.

Comment #55 by KingKora
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 12:17:44 PM

Save often, you'll become frustrated from dying when you're on a streak

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Game Info
Rockstar Games


US May 18, 2010
Europe May 21, 2010

HDD Space Required : 6.73 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $29.99USD
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