GTA 5 Hobby - Hunting Challenges

Hunting is an activity featured in Grand Theft Auto V, available for Trevor Philips between 5:00 and 21:00. This is an optional endeavor, not required for 100% completion of the game.

Hunting is unlocked after completion of Fair Game, Cletus Ewing's final Strangers & Freaks mission, and is available in the Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness.

Trevor is equipped with an Animal Call when hunting. He automatically wears Hunting Outfit, and has a Sniper Rifle with infinite ammunition and a Blazer quadbike at his disposal.

Each kill must be photographed and sent to Cletus using Trevor's phone. Cletus then sends money to Trevor based on the type of animal killed and how it was killed. When the time is up, Cletus texts Trevor to return to the trailer, as the hunting day is over.

Hunting Challenges: Scoring System

Cletus awards Trevor with money and points based on what animals he kills and how he kills them. Trevor needs to accumulate 90 points for a gold medal, 60 points for a silver medal, and 30 points for a bronze medal.

Here is a table presenting the points earned for every different kill:

AnimalKill TypePointsCash
Coyote Any 2 pts $10
Bird Any 5 pts $10
Human Any 5 pts Mission Fail
Boar Any 3 pts $50
Mountain Lion Any 5 pts $25
Elk Spooked 1 pt $50
Elk Road Kill 1 pt $5
Elk Heart Shot 10 pts $100
Elk Head Shot 5 pts $50
Elk Neck Shot 7 pts $75
Elk Rear Shot 2 pts $50
Elk Leg Shot 1 pt $50

The weapon used by Trevor affects the amount of money awarded by Cletus. Heavier, more destructive weapons award less money than precise weapons, such as Sniper Rifles.

Weapon% of base $
Melee 50%
Pistol 100%
SMG 75%
Rifle 100%
MG 25%
Sniper 100%
Heavy 10%
Projectile 10%

Hunting Challenges: Challenges

There are 3 categories of challenges for Trevor to complete, which grant him more points, easing the process of acquiring the Gold Medal for the Hunting activity.

Master Hunter Challenges

  • Rank 1: Kill an Elk with a heart shot.
  • Rank 2: Kill 2 Elk in a row without a call.
  • Rank 3: Kill 3 Elk in a row undetected.
  • Rank 4: Kill 4 Elk within 4 minutes.
  • Rank 5: Kill 2 Elk with a single shot.

Weapon Master Challenges

  • Rank 1: Kill a Coyote with a shotgun.
  • Rank 2: Run a Boar over.
  • Rank 3: Kill a Mountain Lion with a grenade.
  • Rank 4: Kill an Elk without looking through the scope.
  • Rank 5: Kill any Bird with the Sniper Rifle.

Nature Photographer Challenge

  • Rank 1: Text Cletus a photo of a Doe.
  • Rank 2: Text Cletus a photo of 2 dead Elk.
  • Rank 3: Text Cletus a photo of a dead Coyote and a dead Boar.
  • Rank 4: Text Cletus a photo of an Elk corpse and a charging Cougar.
  • Rank 5: Text Cletus a photo of an Elk, a Cougar, a Boar, and a Coyote corpse.

 

Hunting Challenges: Activity Info

Mission Type Hobbies & Pastimes
Mission Giver Cletus EwingCletus Ewing
Protagonist (Playable) Trevor PhilipsTrevor Philips
Location Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness
State / Area Blaine County
Available After Mission (Story Mode)
Fair Game (Side Mission)
Required for 100% No
Notes After doing Hunting for the first time, Trevor can select the Hunting outfit from his Wardrobe.; Hunting allows the player to access Fort Zancudo without acquiring a wanted level.
Rewards Variable amounts of money
Featuring BlazerBlazerSniper RifleSniper RifleCletus EwingCletus Ewing
Game Edition Game Edition: GTA Online GTA Online Game Edition: GTA V Story Mode GTA V Story Mode
Platforms PCPlayStation 4Xbox OnePlayStation 3Xbox 360

Hunting Challenges: Video Walkthrough

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