Runescape Hunting Guide: Catching and Tracking Kebbits
by: Michele McDonough
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 5/10/2012
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In this Runescape hunting guide, we’ll take a look at how to track and catch kebbits. All you need is a noose wand to get started, and you can actually make a lot of money while gaining hunting levels using this method.
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Tracking Kebbits in Runescape
Tracking is one of the first hunting methods learned in Runescape as you can actually start tracking and catching kebbits at Hunter Level 1. (If you are just starting to train your hunting level, you may want to check into the Vinesweeper minigame first for a quick, easy way to gain hunting experience.)
The only piece of equipment you need to track kebbits is a noose wand. You can pick one of these up at a hunting shop (there’s one in Yanille and one in Nardah), or if you’re being a little lazy, you can try to buy one at the Grand Exchange in Varrock.
Despite being a low level hunting method, you can actually make a decent amount of money from tracking certain types of kebbits, assuming that you have a way to get to the various hunting areas. If you have access to the fairy rings, it’s much easier to get around since there is a ring close to every major hunting area. If you already have a few hunting levels under your belt and have completed the Eagles’ Peak quest, then you can use that transportation system as well. If you haven’t completed Eagles’ Peak yet, it’s a good idea to get that in as soon as you can – the only prerequisite for that quest is having a Hunter Level 27.
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Where to Find Different Kebbits
There are five types of kebbits that you can track and catch with a noose wand in Runescape. Even though these five beasts are in different locales, the method used for tracking them is basically the same. We’ll describe that method in the next section, but first we’ll show where each of the five “trackable" kebbits can be located on the Runescape map.
Polar Kebbit – The lowest level kebbit you can track with the hunting skill is the polar kebbit. These little guys can be found in the Trollweiss Hunter area that’s just north of Rellekka and the Keldagrim Entrance as shown in the screenshot below. (Click any image for a larger view.)
As you only need Hunter Level 1 to track polar kebbits, you can start hunting these animals at any time. When you catch one, you’ll obtain bones, raw beast meat, and polar kebbit fur. The fur can be taken to the Fancy Dress Shop in Varrock and turned into polar camouflage gear. Wearing polar camouflage gear will improve your chance of success when hunting in polar regions.
Polar kebbit fur is also used as an ingredient for the Summoning skill so it fetches a nice price on the Grand Exchange – you can actually get more than 2000 gp for one piece of polar kebbit fur most of the time! That’s not bad at all, assuming you have some decent means of getting around such as access to the fairy rings or a teleportation item to get you to nearby Rellekka.
Continue to the next page to find out where to locate other trackable kebbits in Runescape.
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Kebbit Locations - Continued
Common Kebbit – The common kebbit can be found in the Piscatoris Hunter area near the location marked in the screenshot below.
When catching a common kebbit, you’ll obtain bones, common kebbit fur, and raw beast meat. This fur can be taken to the Varrock Fancy Dress Shop to be made into wood camouflage gear, which improves your hunting success rate in the entire Piscatoris Hunter area. While not nearly as in demand as polar kebbit fur, you can still pick up around 300 gp for each piece on the Grand Exchange.
You need at least Hunter Level 3 to track the common kebbit.
Feldip Weasel – The Feldip weasel lurks around the southern part of the Feldip Hunter area.
A successful catch will yield bones, raw beast meat, and Feldip weasel fur. The fur is used as a component for jungle camouflage gear, which can be a great help if you plan to do a lot of hunting in the Feldip Hunter area. Other than that, the fur isn’t worth much and only sells for about 20-25 gp on the Grand Exchange.
You can start tracking the Feldip weasel once you obtain Hunter Level 7.
Desert Devil – This kebbit can be tracked and caught in the Uzer Hunter area, southeast of Al Kharid.
Similar to other kebbits, a successful catch of a desert devil will leave you with bones, raw beast meat, and desert devil fur. The fur can be taken to the Fancy Dress Shop and used to make the desert camouflage gear which improves your hunting chances in (yep, you guessed it) the desert region. The Grand Exchange price for this item is generally somewhere around 110-115 gp.
Once you reach Hunter Level 13, you can start tracking desert devils. If you don’t have access to the fairy rings, this may be the easiest area to reach on foot. It also has the advantage of not being too terribly far from the Al Kharid bank. However, make sure that you take water skins with you out in the desert or you run the risk of dehydrating and dying.
Razor-Backed Kebbit – Like the common kebbit, this creature can be found in the Piscatoris Hunter area near the Falconer.
There’s quite a big level jump here as you’ll need Hunter Level 49 before you can start tracking razor-backed kebbits. However, if you have a Fletching Level of at least 42, you can make some real good money here. Instead of fur, the razor-backed kebbits drop long kebbit spikes. One long kebbit spike can be fletched into 6 long kebbit bolts, each one selling for around 160 gp on the Grand Exchange. The best part is that if you take a chisel with you, you can stay out forever without having to run back to the bank since bolts stack in your inventory – you can just fletch them as you obtain them.
Read on to the next page to learn the specifics needed to track and catch a kebbit with a noose wand.
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How to Track and Catch a Kebbit
Now, that we’ve talked about where to find all of the kebbits you can track with a noose wand, let’s look at how to track and catch them. There are a few minor differences in the process, depending on which type of kebbit you’re tracking, but the basic technique is the same for all five. As an example, we’ll walk through the process of tracking a razor-backed kebbit.
Start out by making sure that your noose wand is wielded and look for a hole or burrow in the ground. Right-click on the hole or burrow, and inspect it.
After inspecting it, some tracks will appear on the ground leading away from the burrow. Follow them until they stop.
Then begin searching and inspecting nearby objects in the area. Watch your message screen to see if any important details show up. When inspecting nearby bushes and plants, you should eventually see some more tracks.
If the tracks pass close to any bush, make sure to search it to see if a kebbit is hiding in it. After finding several sets of tracks from inspecting plants (which will often lead you in a circle), searching a bush should finally give a message similar to, “It looks like there might be something hiding in this bush." At that point, right-click on the bush and select the option Attack Bush.
As long as you have your noose wand wielded, you should catch the kebbit and the loot from the catch will be transferred to your inventory.
Depending on the hunting area, there will be different items to search and inspect. For example, in the desert, you’ll be inspecting rockslides to look for tracks and searching sand drifts to find the desert devil. However, the process is exactly the same – inspect and search until you find more tracks or are notified that something is hiding. When noticing that something is hiding in an object, attack that object with your noose wand to catch the kebbit.