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Bearly Legal

Kill and skin 18 grizzly bears.

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How to unlock the Bearly Legal achievement

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    The place is Tall Trees. Once you see snow on the ground start roaming around on foot that way the bears won't kill your horse if they attack you. It will only take two hits from the bear to kill Marston but one to kill your horse. A good place is bearclaw camp. set yourself up on a rock or building or even a cart.

    I recommend using the Buffalo rifle (level 5 hunter challenge required to purchase.) Use dead eye and hit it right in the face, it will go down in one hit. Alternatively a semi-auto shotgun works well or any fast firing repeater. I was able to get this in only two trips. At times the amount of bears and boars I was encountering was overwhelming so you will want to set up a campsite from your provisions menu (back button on 360 controller) that way you can save so you don't lose your progress if you die. SAVE OFTEN! Happy hunting

    people can track both the number of bears they've killed (miscellaneous stats) and skinned (under collectibles). thank you to The Major Gm for this helpful tip.

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    Solario32Helpful guide....wish more bears would come out because it took a while to hunt them all down.
    Posted by Solario32 on 24 Feb 13 at 17:58
    TheMizztBeen running round an hour nearly every day in tall trees and bearclaw camp. No bears anywhere
    Posted by TheMizzt on 11 May 13 at 08:12
    A Dreadful ShotNorthwest of Tall Trees, above Aurora Basin, I found loads of bears.
    Posted by A Dreadful Shot on 19 Dec 17 at 01:35
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  • JasonPlaysGamesJasonPlaysGames34,577
    15 Jun 2010 15 Jun 2010
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    Acquire one of the taller horse carts. Bears (and everything else) won't attack you or the horses while you're on the cart. It's slow riding when you're off the road, but if you wait in the Tall Trees long enough, you'll see bears, big horn, elk and everything else you may need. Just ride the cart up to the dead animal, hop off the cart to skin the animal then quickly hop back on.
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    Lord BaneJI almost did it using this method - However I was attacked by a bear that appears out of no where while i was skinning. End up getting trapped under the stagecoach with no where to hide ...
    Posted by Lord BaneJ on 16 Aug 11 at 15:02
    bendominoThis worked perfectly for me. One of those four horse transport stagecoaches gave me protection, and I used the sniper rifle to headshot all the bears for one of the challenges while I was at it. Just pull up to the bear, driver side ideally, and hop off and hop back on after scouting to make sure it's clear. I killed and skinned about 20 bears this way with only one "bear out of nowhere" surprise, and he was only able to land one hit since I got back on the coach so fast.
    Posted by bendomino on 04 Dec 11 at 20:25
    TurboTony19Also another quick note, once you've skinned all the bears, if you're still missing a few dollars for the 'More than a fistful achievement' for earning at least $10,000, sell all the bear pelts, teeth etc. in Escalera rather than Blackwater. There is a significant rise in selling price in mexico, you should get a massive amount of cash for selling them there.
    Posted by TurboTony19 on 22 Jan 12 at 10:47
  • McKeith360McKeith36076,717
    18 Jul 2010 18 Jul 2010 29 Jul 2010
    31 2 1
    Okay this one is pretty simple, once you have gained access to 'The North' in the Third Act, you will want to ride to Tall Trees located West of Blackwater, Great Plains and Beecher's Hope (which is the Marston family farm.) By this stage in the game you will likely have a weapon which can easily deal with the bears, I used the Henry Repeater as it has 12 shots and is powerful enough to kill a bear in two shots, take plenty of ammo. Zoom in to Tall Trees on your map and place a waypoint on (believe it or not...) the bear!

    - I never found a bear at night so start the hunt in the day.
    - STAY on your horse for an easy getaway if necessary.
    - After every 1 or 2 kill & skins use your campfire and save!
    - Save 2 or 3 times so the game clock rotates to daytime again.
    - Don't forget you're Dead Eye!

    Good luck and enjoy the whopping 5G
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    N7 TiggerI just killed my first 4 bears between 2 AM and 3 AM. They are definitely found at night.
    Posted by N7 Tigger on 10 May 14 at 15:01
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