Far Cry 5 Animals & Fishes Locations Guide

Welcome to the Far Cry 5 Animals & Fishes locations guide that helps you find the total of 16 Animals & 12 Fishes locations that are part of this Far Cry 5 Hunting & Fishing Challenges guide for the PS4, Xbox One & PC action-adventure FPS game.

Finding all 28 Animal locations and picking them up will help unlock the following Achievement / Trophy:
* “Been There, Done That” (15 Gamerscore / Bronze Trophy) — Complete all Hunting & Fishing Challenges (Campaign only).

The Timeline for all these in-game Animals & Fishes locations is listed below.

Far Cry 5 Animals & Fishes

Tip #1: First unlock your dog companion Boomer by playing the story campaign in John’s region, at the Rae-Rae’s Pumpkin Farm, until you get him as part of the “Man’s Best Friend” Side Quest. Then set Boomer as an active “Fang for Hire” in order for him to spot / mark nearby wildlife animals for you.

Tip #2: Animals spawn in random locations and aren’t always next to the hunting location icons on the map. You may need to circle 200 meters around it. If no animals are present or have been hunted, fast travel to the nearest location and check again.

Also make sure to use your Ultimate Hunter Skill to find them quicker. And use your bait to attract the animals more easily.

Bonus: Each of these Animal Hunting Challenges requires you to skin a certain amount until you unlock your perk points for you to spend on your character.

Tip #3: As for catching fishes on the hard spots, you’ll need to have unlocked the 4th “Old Betsy” Fishing Rod. To get it beat each region’s state records by fishing at the hard spots across Hope County, as shown in our “Far Cry 5 Fishing Rods Locations Guide“.

Also make sure to use your “Fisher King” perk for Fishing Rod #3 & #4. With this perk you scroll over the Rod in the Utility wheel and press Triangle / Y to change the flies (lure). And pick the correct flies for each fish (Salmon, Bass, Trout, Sturgeon).

Hint: There’s a Hunting Challenges tracker counter on the Challenge menu that lets you see how many you’ve completed so far. – On PS4 press the Touchpad, then go to Challenges, press right on the Directional-Pad, and scroll down to the “Hunting” section.

Note: Other animals such as Bulls, Cows, Dogs, Ducks, Birds, Goats, Pigs, Snakes, etc. aren’t needed to complete the Challenges tracker count.

Where to find all Animals & Fishes in Far Cry 5? The in-game locations for the Animals & Fishes are described in this detailed video guide.

The Animals & Fishes are listed in the step-by-step video, with map locations, in the order that they appear chronologically.

Timeline in minutes for the Animals & Fishes Locations Guide:


• Animal Location #1: Deer – 0:03
• Animal Location #2: Pronghorn – 0:38
• Animal Location #3: Elk – 1:23
• Animal Location #4: Caribou – 1:52
• Animal Location #5: Bison – 2:45
• Animal Location #6: Moose – 3:16
• Animal Location #7: Hare – 3:54
• Animal Location #8: Boar – 4:36
• Animal Location #9: Skunk – 4:57
• Animal Location #10: Wolverine – 5:18
• Animal Location #11: Wolf – 5:42
• Animal Location #12: Cougar – 6:08
• Animal Location #13: Black Bear – 6:50
• Animal Location #14: Grizzly Bear – 7:18
• Animal Location #15: Turkey – 7:53
• Animal Location #16: Eagle – 8:23

Fishes: (Hard Locations)

• Fish Location #1: Bull Trout – 9:50
• Fish Location #2: Golden Trout – 10:04
• Fish Location #3: Lake Trout – 10:11
• Fish Location #4: Rainbow Trout – 10:19
• Fish Location #5: Pallid Sturgeon – 10:28
• Fish Location #6: Paddlefish Sturgeon – 10:35
• Fish Location #7: Chinook Salmon – 10:42
• Fish Location #8: Kokanee Salmon – 10:50
• Fish Location #9: Arctic Grayling Salmon – 10:58
• Fish Location #10: Smallmouth Bass – 11:07
• Fish Location #11: Largemouth Bass – 11:14
• Fish Location #12: Rock Bass – 11:20


There you go! All Animals & Fishes in Far Cry 5 are yours! 🙂

I hope these tips helped you get all of the Animals & Fishes hidden in the game.

Please check out our other “How To” guides listed at the top of this page to enjoy Far Cry 5 more! 😀

Huge thanks to GamerForEternity & Brian for the guide videos and tips.

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