Ryan Reynolds Gave a Fellow Expert Troll the Perfect Present

Ryan Reynolds has kicked the holiday season off by gifting a fellow expert troll with an early Christmas present.

After Twitter user @AGuyInChair, who owns the web domains AvengersEndgame.com and AvengersEndgameMovie.com, changed those URLs to redirect visitors to 20th Century Fox’s website for the Deadpool movies following the release of the Avengers: Endgame trailer, Deadpool himself decided to show his gratitude with a gift.

@AGuyInAChair took to Twitter on Friday to share photos of the Aviation Gin case —and accompanying gifts inside — that he received from Reynolds. However, he also noted that he was ready to trade Reynold’s offerings to accomplish his original goal of finagling tickets to the Avengers: Endgame premiere.

“Package from @VancityReynolds just arrived! Wow! This thing is beautiful!!! And I will trade it immediately for 2 tickets to the premiere! Any takers?” he wrote, adding, “Holy crap! There’s stuff inside too! (These have got to be worth two tickets, right?) They’re from Canada! Or a Canadian at the very least!!”

But Reynolds clearly wasn’t fazed by @AGuyInAChair’s response. “This isn’t to say I’m proud of what you did,” he replied. “Just that I happen to love you.”


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Beto O’Rourke, with widespread backing, is considering running for president in 2020. If Democrats want to lose, he absolutely should. Nothing has been learned from Hillary Clinton, the two-time heiress apparent who, in 2016, had the support of nearly every mainstream media outlet, who entered the final stretch of her last race with a $ 449…
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Carissa Moore Takes The 2018 Maui Pro Win After Scoring Perfect 10

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HONOLUA BAY, Maui, Hawaii/USA (Tuesday, November 27, 2018) – The conditions at this year’s Beachwaver Maui Pro, the final stop on the 2018 World Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour (CT), were all-time and 3X WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) took full advantage, winning over Malia Manuel (HAW) in the Final heat of the season with a 10 point ride.

Moore clinched her 20th CT victory today, her third at Honolua Bay, and rounds out the season at No. 3 on the Jeep Leaderboard.

“It’s so special,” said Moore. “My whole family came over and the waves were perfect. Probably the best competitive day I’ve had in my life and just to finish off the season like that is so good. I’m so in love with everything in my life right now. My support crew, surfing and I’m so grateful for the WSL. I’m speechless right now.”

“It was a dream come true to get a 10,” continued Moore. “There was so much emotion at that point, I just started crying and I can’t thank the locals enough for letting us surf your beautiful wave. I’ll definitely take some time off to soak it in. Nothing beats winning in the ocean in perfect surf. The Surf Ranch was awesome, but this is pretty sweet. I’m just loving what I’m doing and so fired up. I’m excited for next year and stoked for Steph (Gilmore), it’s been a big event and a big year and everyone deserves some time off.”

Manuel finished runner-up for the second consecutive year, after blitzing through her Quarterfinal match-up against an injured Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) and eliminating the newly crowned WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in the Semifinals before facing Moore in the Final. Today’s result, Manuel’s best of the year, sees her move up to ninth place on the Jeep Leaderboard and secure her place on the CT for 2019.

“It’s such an honor to share the stage with Steph (Gilmore) and Carissa (Moore), two of the best surfers of my generation,” Manuel said. “I’m happy to be here and having an event at home, and having my friends from Kauai here is so lovely. I’m feeling a lot of good vibes right now. I have a new spark in me now that I’ve qualified for the Tour next year. I’ve got a lot of plans. Sally (Fitzgibbons) had a tough day yesterday but she’s an animal. I knew she was going to want to surf even with the injury. We’re both just looking forward to next year and hopefully, we will both be in the World Title conversation together.”

7X World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) receives her World Title Trophy at the 2018 Beachwaver Maui Pro at Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
7X World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) receives her World Title Trophy at the 2018 Beachwaver Maui Pro at Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii, USA.

 

Although eliminated in the Semifinals, 7X World Champion Gilmore will come back on the 2019 Championship Tour ranked No. 1 on the Jeep Leaderboard.
“Malia (Manuel) is always on the best waves,” said Gilmore. “I tried to fight my way back but it’s all good. I’ve had an incredible couple of days. This year has been beyond anything I could’ve dreamed of. Surfing is so fun. People always ask me why I’m smiling so much but if they did what I did they would know why.”

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Why Potlucks are the Perfect Alternative to Expensive Dinners With Friends

The death of the dinner party is one of the greatest tragedies of our generation. (Just kidding. Everything is terrible.)

The reality is it’s just too expensive (and stressful) to cook a full meal for 12 people. And you can pretty much forget about all of your friends being able to spring for an extra dinner out at the same time — which gets even pricier if they have kids and need to hire sitters.

But friendship and food are as integral to the human condition as saving enough money to, ya’ know, pay your bills and stuff. So what if I told you there was a way to have your cake (for free!) and eat it, too?

Well, in an effort to bring back the dinner party without all the stress and $ $ $ involved in a Betty Draper-style affair, I present for your consideration: the dinner potluck.

In Defense of the Potluck Dinner Party

If the word “potluck” conjures up visions of sweet old ladies sampling 15 variations of the same tuna casserole, it’s time to redefine the group dining experience.

Here, you’ll find tips for organizing the perfect potluck so you can stop stressing and spending — and just enjoy the meal.

1. Create a Guest List

This should be your first consideration. Are you inviting your book club? The parents from your kid’s play date group? People from your Thursday night cornhole league? A weird amalgamation of every friend group you’ve ever been a part of?

Whoever they are, the people you invite are going to set the tone for your evening, and it’s easier to make some decisions, like a theme and location, based on the guest list.

Also, don’t forget that brunch can be a potluck. Instead of going out on the weekend and dropping $ 50 on mimosas, invite your brunch-y friends over and ask them to bring a shareable breakfast-y dish!

2. Pick a Theme

A potluck without a theme is like a 3-year-old’s storytelling: plotless and mildly frustrating.

To avoid the weird plate combination of seven-layer taco dip, salmon mousse tartlets and ambrosia salad (why?!), pick a theme for the night that your guests can work within. Something broad like Italian or Thai will bring about one cohesive meal, but if you’re feeling a little adventurous, make the theme as specific as “tomatoes” or “street food.” This will force people to get pretty creative!

You could also make it a game, such as having everyone bring their own variation of mac and cheese, or assign each dish a number and anonymously vote on the best at the end of the night. Winner gets a prize! (Or gets to take all the cheesy leftovers home.)

3. Send Out a Sign-up Sheet

Use a site like Signup Genius or Perfect Potluck to make it simple to coordinate dishes. The host fills in details like location, dish suggestions, and any food allergies or dietary restrictions the group should be aware of, and the guests sign up for whatever they want to bring.

Make sure to include cups, plates, napkins and plasticware on the sign-up sheet! Unless you want to shell out for paper products or spend the next four days of your life washing dishes, let guests sign up to bring these items as well.

Note: If you’re a micromanager, the potluck party format may not be for you. The fun of potlucks is seeing the variety and creativity your guests bring to the table — literally. Make sure you have all the categories covered: appetizers, sides, main dishes, desserts and drinks. Then, let your guests do the rest. Don’t worry about creating a specific menu.

4. Make Some Rules

Alright, so a few rules can’t hurt.

Ask your guests to bring their own serving spoons (and serving dishes if you’re trying to get a little fancy), along with a food storage container from home. That way, they can take advantage of any leftovers without you having to hunt down your entire Tupperware collection later on.

Request that no one brings anything they need to cook on-site. You should limit oven use to “warming.” There’s no bigger bummer than setting out a freshly cooked dish after everyone is already stuffed!

Also, remind your guests that a potluck dish doesn’t need to feed the whole party. A four-person serving goes pretty far when each guest is sampling a little bit of everything.

5. Focus on the Setup, Not the Food

Since the guests will cover the majority of the food, you can spend your time focusing on your home. Tidy up, set up extra tables and chairs, and prep the kitchen for the food — but don’t go wild deep cleaning.

The point of a potluck is a casual gathering of friends, not a formal, crazy-making dinner party!

Hook up a power strip so guests can plug in slow cookers if needed, create a pour-your-own drink station (low-maintenance party = low-maintenance drinks), set out trivets and extra spoons (people will forget, trust me), and provide a stack of notecards and pens for people to label their dishes with when they arrive.

6. Have a Good Time

And then chill out — because you’re not cooking eight different dishes — and wait for your guests to arrive! Make yourself readily available in the kitchen for last-minute setup and “hey, do you have an extra…” questions, but don’t spend your whole evening in there.

All you need to worry about is chatting with your guests and enjoying your budget-friendly, low-maintenance, stress-free dinner party.

Besides, it’s easy to relax when you know that cleanup consists of a trash bag and a quick kitchen wipe down — and, oh yeah, that final awkward attempt at getting the lingerer to pack up their dish and get out so you can get back to your latest Netflix binge.

Grace Schweizer is an email content writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s dreaming of a potluck dinner made up of only brownies.

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We’ve found the perfect coat, and it’s from Primark

Yes, really

Don’t get me wrong, I love a gorgeous designer coat, and a Max Mara camel coat has been on my wish list for quite a while, but sometimes you just can’t beat a good bargain.

It might not be quite the same quality, but I’ve found a great coat at Primark, and it’s only £25. You can’t argue with that now can you?

The coat is quite classic in its shape, but with an on-trend pink check that will easily upgrade your look for autumn.

In fact, quite a few of us in the office have our eye on it, we just wish you could shop it online – however it’s worth the in-store visit in my opinion.

You can do the tonal thing and wear it with pink corduroy trousers and a matching oversized knit, and finish it off with a pair of tab faux snake print ankle boots.

Plus, you’ll still have money leftover for Christmas presents.

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Your HelloGiggles horoscope, November 25th to December 1st: It’s the perfect post-Thanksgiving week

Your HelloGiggles horoscope, November 25th to December 1st: It’s the perfect post-Thanksgiving week


Your HelloGiggles horoscope, November 25th to December 1st: It’s the perfect post-Thanksgiving week

This week will be fairly easy-breezy, thank goodness. We can breathe in the expansive and optimistic air of Sagittarius season, and enjoy the dreaminess that Neptune going direct has evoked in our lives. It’s probably the perfect post-Thanksgiving week as we get back to our daily grind, not to mention deal with the demands of the holiday season. However, not everything’s 100% peachy in the cosmos. Let’s not forget we’re still in the midst of Mercury Retrograde, and this week the little planet enters Scorpio on December 1st. Ouch.

Scorpios, the serious and salty stingers that they are, don’t mess around. As a result, we might be perceiving and picking up on a whole lot in the energy field, which might cause us to impulsively speak out about something without knowing all the facts. You might find yourself thinking negative and suspicious thoughts instead of giving people the benefit of the doubt. Beware of knee-jerk reactions and old fears cropping up. Instead, try to do some self-reflection and self-soothing.

Here’s what else the stars have in store for you in your weekly horoscope.

SAGITTARIUS

You’re feeling a huge shift in your life in so many ways, Sag. It’s important to understand that you are able to make anything possible right now. Really. So make sure you’re focusing on what’s truly moving you towards the highest good. Think long-term gains and get ready for your blessing.

 

CAPRICORN

Don’t worry, Capricorn, all is well. You might be in the midst of an upset or disappointment, but the stars want you to know that life’s rejections are truly the Universe’s blessings. Try to see that everything is working out for you right now, even if it doesn’t seem like it. Trust.

 

AQUARIUS

You’re surrounded by an awesome support system, Aquarius. This is important to keep in mind when life becomes overwhelming or even overbearing at times. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Your tribe wants to help you thrive, so lean on them.

 

PISCES

It’s time for you to make some moves, Pisces. While you might have hesitated or doubted whether you should move forward with this new transition—whether it’s a relationship, project, or literal move—the cosmos want you to have faith in yourself. You can do this.

 

ARIES

You’re headed for a major revelation, Aries. You’ve always known you’re a powerful manifester, but lately, something’s been off about a certain project or situation. Now the stars are lining up for you so that you’re able to finally hit that reset button. You got this.

 

TAURUS

You’re ready to just hunker down for the holidays, Taurus. You’re at a place of stability and comfort, which is where you like to be. Enjoy this for now because the stars don’t want you resting for long. There’s a spark within that needs to be lit. Don’t underestimate yourself.

 

GEMINI

You’re feeling feels, Gemini, which feels a bit scary for you. You typically like to remain in control of your emotions, but a certain situation or relationship requires you to empathize and sort it out with feelings rather than solutions and intellectualism. Feel what you need to. It’s the only way through.

 

CANCER

It’s time to revisit something you left behind, Cancer. Maybe it’s a project, a job opportunity, or relationship. Perhaps the timing was off then, but maybe it’s the right time now to pursue it. Or maybe you need to return to it in order to finally let it go. Whichever you choose will push you forward.

 

LEO

You’re waiting to see if something is worth it, Leo. You like to be sure that whatever you’re doing is worthy of your time and talent. You don’t want to waste your electric energy on just anything or anyone. But sometimes you gotta take a chance and find out by doing it. So, do it.

 

VIRGO

You’re finally seeing your value and worth, Virgo. Meaning you now know that you deserve to reach for the stars. Like, really reach. You’ve always known you’re talented and intelligent, but now you understand you’re worthy of greatness. Don’t forget this feeling.

 

LIBRA

You’re doing you, Libra. While it might feel odd to be so focused on yourself and not really caring about what others think, this is the most liberating thing you can do for yourself. Continue to break free from old connections and habits, and keep moving ahead.

 

SCORPIO

You need to act on the images you have in your head, Scorpio. You have big goals, but sometimes you lack the wherewithal and the confidence that you can make those dreams into your reality. The only thing stopping you is you. Get out of your own way.

 

Basically, bbs, if we can take life day by day and continue to check in with our feelings about where we are and where we want to be, this could be a turning point for us. Keep yourself in check, and let the Universe take care of the rest.

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The most toxic relationship I’ve ever been in was with a quilted Ralph Lauren coat.

I’d hastily purchased the black, diamond-patterned number on sale at Macy’s after it became clear that layering sweaters underneath a leather jacket and hoping for the best just wasn’t going to cut it during a frigid New York City winter.

The sleek, waterproof coat seemed to project “I’m a dry, capable urbanite.” As soon as I purchased it, I ripped off the tag, excited to trot around town in my new coat.

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Books coming out this week: Nine Perfect Strangers, The Woo-Woo, and more

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Books coming out this week: <em>Nine Perfect Strangers</em>, <em>The Woo-Woo</em>, and more

I know this is a space where we talk about books, but I would be remiss not to talk about the election, too. When I say “the election,” you might get a sinking feeling in your gut thinking about November 8th, 2016. But I’m hopeful that soon, we’ll start associating the term with the midterm elections taking place tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6th. It will be one of the most important elections of our generation and has the potential to “flip the house”—a.k.a. vote in enough Democrats to hold the majority in the House of Representatives.

If you’re not registered to vote, you may still be able to do so. Over 15 states—including California, Illinois, and Minnesota—have same-day voter registration for last-minute voters. After you cast your ballot and take your “I voted” selfie (with your “I voted” sticker), dive into a new read from this list of books coming out this week. You earned it.

Here are six books coming out this week that you don’t want to miss:

1. The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family by Lindsay Wong, out November 6th

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When Lindsay Wong was a young girl, her grandmother was terrified of Chinese ghosts called “the woo-woo.” After her aunt and mother started behaving strangely and blaming the woo-woo too, Lindsay herself began feeling the effects of the ghosts and wondered if she could escape. Don’t miss this darkly hilarious memoir about mental illness, survival, and growing up in a dysfunctional Asian family.

2. How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don’t by Lane Moore, out November 6th

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Lane Moore’s collection of essays holds nothing back. With stories about growing up with toxic parents, never feeling love, and turning pain into art, it isn’t always easy to read. But you won’t be able to put it down. How to Be Alone will make you feel less alone. It deserves an extra special place on your bookshelf.

3. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, out November 6th

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This is it. It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies (ever heard of it?) is back with a new novel. This one’s about nine strangers at a health resort seeking 10 days of mindfulness, meditation, pampering, and some tough self-love. And it’s Moriarty’s most page-turning book yet.

4. An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere by Mikita Brottman, out November 6th

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Calling all true crime junkies: If you binged Season 2 of Making a Murderer and never miss an episode of the My Favorite Murder podcast, you’re going to be downright obsessed with An Unexplained Death. It investigates the mysterious death of a man named Rey Rivera. The police ruled his death a suicide—but is that what really happened? Here, Mikita Brottman seeks the truth.

5. The New Order by Karen E. Bender, out November 6th

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I’ve come to love short stories in 2018, and The New Order is one of the best collections of the year. My favorite story? “Mrs. America,” a timely read about a candidate for local office and all the things threatening to upend her campaign.

6. Those Who Knew by Idra Novey, out November 6th

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Speaking of timely reads, it’s extremely fitting that Those Who Knew hits shelves on Election Day. Set 10 years in the future after the collapse of the U.S. government, it’s a powerful novel about a male politician, his bad behavior, and the people who bring him down.

Happy reading!

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Hunting is one of the lesser explained elements in Red Dead Redemption 2, but by the bottom of this guide, you’ll know your longhorns from your pronghorns.

Getting good/poor pelts to sell is okay. But for crafting, only perfect pelts will do. Pearson and the Trapper aren’t interested in anything lesser.

First we’ll cover the actual hunt, then which weapons and ammo to use and how to craft them, and finally we’ll get into the legendary animals.

Hunting in Red Dead Redemption 2

The game does a decent job of showing you how to use Eagle Eye (press down both thumbsticks) to see trails of animals you can follow. So let’s assume you’ve looked at the map, gone towards the icon of your target animal, and found it.

We’ll cover studying the animal below. But when it comes time to shoot it, you need to use Dead Eye. It’s a game changer.

It doesn’t matter if you sneak up on the animal, snipe it, or chase it on horseback — we do all of the above. Press Left Trigger, then press down on the Right Thumbstick, and your Dead Eye will slow-mo everything. After Dead Eye is levelled up to rank four, it’ll start showing you the weak points of animals, which is essential for getting perfect pelts.

It’s possible to learn these weak points through other means. Early on, you’re told head/neck shots on deer will do the trick. But for other animals, the sweet spot is quite small and hard to hit — especially when the animal is sprinting. Look at the teeny tiny spot on this fox needed to get a perfect pelt:

There are three kinds of hit: fatal, critical, and normal. Normal hits ruin the pelt. Hitting the red zones during Dead Eye should score you a fatal or critical hit. If it’s fatal, the animal dies instantly. If it’s critical (or if you’re using poison arrows), you may have to follow your prey until it collapses.

Those are the right steps mid-hunt — but you won’t start seeing those perfect pelts, skins, and hides until you make the right preparations before you take the shot.


RDR2 hunting binoculars study animal
You can study, and even snipe, from afar.

Know Your Prey

There’s a foolproof way to know exactly how to hunt each animal: study them. You can sneak up on them and hold RB, or it’s not too hard to hold RB while chasing them on horseback. But there’s an easier way: use the binoculars. Zoom in on the animal and you’re able to study from afar.

Once done, it’ll tell you which weapon and ammo to use to get a perfect pelt, or hide, or skin. It’s the difference between preying and praying.

If you don’t want to bother with all that, we’ve simplified the official chart below that shows which weapons and ammo you can use to get those perfect pelts, skins, and hides.


Red Dead Redemption 2 hunting animal size weapon perfect pelts hides skins
Hard mode is setting out with only a bow and varmint rifle.

The observant will spot that the sniper rifle can give you perfect pelts on medium, large, and massive animals. For “moderate” animals, only the Varmint Rifle will work. For small animals like snakes, only a bow with a small game arrow will get you a perfect result.

From medium-sized animals and up, only a critical or fatal hit will get you the perfect pelt you need. With all of the above, don’t use explosive ammo or you’ll ruin the pelt. Never use a pistol, revolver, or shotgun to hunt. Shotguns only have one niche case with massive animals in which slug ammo can still get you a perfect hide.

If you really wanted to, you could set out with just a varmint rifle and a bow, since critical hits with poison arrows work on medium-sized animals and up. Just be aware that you can’t eat the meat after using a poison arrow.

The sniper rifle also works well on all medium-sized animals and up, and a bit of distance can make the job easy. The descriptions of some animals get even more specific sometimes, requesting long-scoped rifles instead of just a normal sniper.


Red Dead Redemption 2 long scoped sniper rifle
Some animals specifically need long scoped rifles for a clean kill.

What Size is My Animal?

Small animals such as snakes, squirrels, chipmunks, toads, bats, and bullfrogs will be killed by one hit from anything. But only a small game arrow will preserve their skins and pelts perfectly.

Moderate animals include rabbits, jackrabbits, raccoons, skunks, muskrats, iguanas, gila monsters, armadillos, and badgers. The only way to get a perfect skin or pelt from these is to use the varmint rifle. Any shot is fatal.

Medium-sized animals are where it starts to get tougher. These are your beavers, coyotes, pigs, and foxes. Arrows and throwing knives (normal or poison) are suitable, as well as repeaters, rifles, and sniper rifles.

Large animals are where repeaters stop working. These are small alligators, boars, bucks, cougars, deer, big horn rams, panthers, goats, wolves, sheep, turtles, pronghorns, and peccaries. Arrows (normal or poison), throwing knives (only poison), rifles, and sniper rifles will do the trick.

Massive animals include alligators, bears, bison, bulls, cows, moose, elk, and oxen. With this class of animal, the skin/pelt/hide alone will take up your rear horse storage. Improved or poison arrows, poison throwing knives, rifles, and sniper rifles will get you a clean kill. It’s also possible with massive animals to use slug ammo in a shotgun.


Crafting poison arrows in Red Dead Redemption 2
If you have the materials, you can craft several at once — even without setting up camp.

Crafting For the Hunt

Setting out to hunt, you should be stocked up on the following, or plan to grab them in the field:

  • Poison arrows
  • Small game arrows
  • Improved arrows

You’ll find the recipe for poison arrows at the Fence for $ 58. You’ll also find the crafting recipe for dynamite arrows there for $ 85, and, well… You’ll see below why you might want that.

We haven’t found it necessary to use scent cover, or predator/herbivore bait. But if you find it helpful, go for it. After acquiring the recipe from the Fence, you can craft predator bait with fish meat and berries.


Hunting birds to craft flight feathers arrows Red Dead Redemption 2
Flight feathers can be plucked from most birds, and Left Trigger autoaim makes hitting them in flight easy.

Crafting different kinds of arrows requires flight feathers. You can shoot most birds for this. Pop them right out of the sky if you need, then take a knee and craft as many small game/improved arrows as you can.


Oleander Sage plant Red Dead Redemption 2 poison arrow knife crafting hunting
How the tall, pink Oleander Sage appears in-game and on the map.

In addition to flight feathers, poison arrows require Oleander Sage. This plant has tall, five-petal pink flowers, and grows on the riverbanks around Bayou Nwa.

Doing a quick lap for some Oleander Sage is a quick ride from Saint Denis and has some decent hunting along the way. While you’re picking plants you’ll find plenty of alligators to hunt, as well as boar and other animals.


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Cover the banks of the Kamassa River in Bayou Nwa for Oleander Sage.

Hunting Legendary Animals

The Legendary Animals challenge tasks you with hunting five legendary animals, but there are a lot more. Almost every type of animal has a legendary version.

All except for the cows. We guess that would be too legen – wait for it – dairy.

The good news is these are actually easier to hunt, in terms of pelt quality. It doesn’t matter what you do, that pelt will always be a legendary pelt. Incendiary/explosive shotgun shells? Go for it. Dynamite arrows? Sure.


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Not even multiple headshots will save you from the Bull Gator.

These play out like a world-based quest, similar to when Hosea took you looking for that legendary bear. You’ll get the following notification when you’re in the right area:

You have entered Legendary Animal Territory. Hunt this Legendary Animal by finding and inspecting clues.

Use your Eagle Eye to find clues and investigate. After your second or third clue, you should be able to find the legendary animal nearby. Depending on the animal, you’ll have to either stalk or fight.

Taking the materials gained to the Fence will allow you to buy the trinkets associated with that legendary animal. They all have their own effects. Taking the pelt to the Trapper will give you access to new clothes and gear upgrades.

Legendary Animal Troubleshooting

Occasionally you’ll enter the area and see the following message instead:

You have entered Legendary Animal Territory, but there is too much activity in the area to track the animal.

This means there’s a side activity blocking your hunt. It could be a stranger calling out for help, or it could be lawmen chasing someone nearby. Sometimes you can camp, sleep for a few hours, and resume. Other times you’ll have to swiftly conclude whatever tangential intrigue RDR2 is drawing your attention to.

If there’s a natural predator to your legendary animal in the vicinity, you’ll have to remove that killjoy before you can hunt. The legendary animal didn’t get legendary by sticking around when there are hungry predators loose.

In the case of the Legendary Giaguaro Panther, level nine in the hunting challenge is required before it’ll appear. Once these things are complete, you should be able to see the first clue with Eagle Eye.


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The Trapper in Saint Denis is nice enough to pay you for perfect pelts before he makes you clothes out of them.

How to Sell and Craft With Legendary Animal Materials

If you’re like us, you carried around your first legendary animal carcass across the whole map until you died with it on your shoulder, looking for a place to get rid of it. Pearson won’t take it, the Fence won’t buy it, and the Trapper isn’t interested. For a legendary beast, it’s not too popular.

Fear not! RDR2 does have a “storage” system of sorts. Donating materials to Pearson, or selling them to the Trapper, actually just makes them hold onto it for a while until you’re ready to craft with them.

It’s counterintuitive — the idea of selling a legendary pelt or skin to the Trapper, only to buy it back in the form of clothing? It’s odd, but that’s what you do.

Selling the legendary animal materials gets you about $ 50, which is very nice. We’ve had some fun with exploding legendary animals with dynamite arrows, and it makes the fight as easy as aim & shoot. But dynamite unfortunately sometimes renders the legendary animal unskinnable, which means you miss out on that minor payday.

Thankfully, you can’t “lose” the pelts and materials. Just visit the Trapper/Fence and they’ll have what you need. There’s only one of each legendary animal, so Red Dead Redemption 2 has done us a solid and made sure you can’t die and miss out on one-of-a-kind gear.


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Ah, the Fence. Ask no questions, tell no lies.

Trinket and Talisman Effects

While the Trapper will deck you out with clothing made from the pelts, hides, and skins, the Fence will make trinkets and talismans out of the claws, teeth, and other trophies you pull. Sometimes these will also require rare collectibles in the world, as well as standard jewellery like a silver earring.

Trinkets only require the legendary trophy. Talismans will require other unique items from the world.

Here’s what the Fence can make for you:

  • Beaver Tooth Trinket: Permanently slows degradation of all weapons by 10%.
  • Buck Antler Trinket: Player receives higher quality skinned animal parts.
  • Cougar Fan Trinket: Permanently increases your stamina experience bonus by 10%.
  • Coyote Fan Trinket: Permanently increases your Dead Eye experience bonus by 10%.
  • Elk Antler Trinket: Permanently increases the value of your looted money by 10%.
  • Fox Claw Trinket: Permanently increases the time Eagle Eye can stay active by five seconds.
  • Lion’s Paw Trinket: Permanently increases your stamina experience bonus by 10%.
  • Moose Antler Trinket: Permanently increases your health experience bonus by 10%.
  • Panther’s Eye Trinket: Permanently decreases the speed at which the Dead Eye bar drains by 10% for three seconds.
  • Pronghorn Horn Trinket: Stops animals on horseback from spoiling.
  • Ram Horn Trinket: Picking Creeping Thyme, Oregano, and Wild Mint yields 2x more herbs.
  • Wolf Heart Trinket: Consume 2x more alcohol before feeling negative effects of being drunk.
  • Tatanka Bison Horn Trinket: Permanently decreases the amount of melee damage received by 10%.
  • Alligator Tooth Talisman: Requires the Legendary Alligator Tooth, a gold jointed bracelet, and a set of Vintage Civil War Handcuffs. Permanently decreases the speed at which your Dead Eye core drains by 10%.
  • Bear Claw Talisman: Requires the Legendary Bear Claw, a silver chain bracelet, and one Quartz Chunk. Permanently decreases the speed at which your health core drains by 10%.
  • Boar Tusk Talisman: Requires a Legendary Boar Tusk, a gold earring, and one Cobalt Petrified Wood. Permanently decreases the speed at which horse health and stamina cores drain by 10%.
  • Bison Horn Talisman: Requires a Legendary Bison Horn, one silver earring, and one Abalone Shell Fragment. Permanently decreases the speed that the stamina core drains by 10%.
  • Raven Claw Talisman: Requiring one Old Brass Compass, this permanently slows degradation of all weapons by 20%.

Happy hunting, friends. When in doubt, study the animal to see if there are any special requirements that’ll make your life easier. Select the right tools and then Eagle Eye to track, Dead Eye to shoot. You’ll be taking those perfect pelts home in no time.

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