Country Pursuits is a Main Story Mission and part of Red Dead Redemption 2 part four.
This guide highlights mission strategies and Gold Medal requirements.
Country Pursuits Mission
Gold Medal Checklist
- Return Jules to the skiff within 1 minute 40 seconds
- Shoot the Bullgator 5 times
Speak to Dutch at camp, on the balcony, to start this mission. He’s arguing with Hosea about how to respond to Angelo setting you up. Dutch is convinced we need to rob the bank, and first, to rob Angelo. Hosea thinks he’s damning everyone with this fantasy of robbing a bank to open a mango farm in Tahiti.
You don’t really have a say. Follow him on horseback to your next destination – a man named Thomas, who can hook you up with a boat, and help you navigate the swamp as a getaway plan after hitting Angelo Bronte. On the way there, it sounds like Dutch is becoming a bit unhinged.
When you arrive, Thomas will agree to help. But first, he needs to check in with his business partner, Jules, and check the traps in the swamp. There are a lot of gators here, so stick close to Thomas and follow his instructions.
The last trap by the small island is stuck in the mud. Help him pull it out. Looks like something big broke it.
Heading back, Thomas will say “hold up.” Listen to him. You’re surrounded by gators. Again, wait for him to tell you to move.
Eventually, Thomas will pull a Scooby-do and tell you to split up from them. He’s worries they haven’t found Jules yet, and sends you to the right to find him. The area Jules is in is marked on your map in yellow. Check the screenshot below to see where his is.
Stand under the tree on the marker, and look up to find him. He’s rambling about a monster – a giant gator. Apparently, the beast knocked over the boat and chased him up a tree.
Head over to the skiff and interact with it to prompt a cutscene. The men get into the skiff, but Jules is still spooked.
As you head back to the dock, it seems you’ll hit something. Thomas will send Jules into the water to pull the boat, dismissing his fears of the giant gator.
Well, Jules was right. He gets pulled under. Jump into the water when Dutch tells you to. Go all the way to Jules and pick him up, and carry him back to the boat.
Now shoot the monster gator from the boat. Again, Jules is right. Your shots barely do anything, but it does scare him off eventually.
GOLD MEDAL REQUIREMENTS
[su_note]Shoot the bullgator at least 5 times to meet a Gold Medal requirement.[/su_note]
When it seems to be safe, help Jules by wrapping leg. Rotate the right stick clockwise to wrap his leg, and hold L2 and R2 to apply pressure. It seems he’s okay. But, your friend (not really, the gator) returns.
Keep shooting it to fend it off. When you reach the dock, some people will be waiting for you, and will take Jules off to help him.
Red Redemption 2 – Country Pursuits quest is done.
Next is up: Revenge is a Dish Best Eaten.