Red Dead Redemption "Wolves, Dogs, and Sons" Mission Guide and Walkthrough

Red Dead Redemption "Wolves, Dogs, and Sons" Mission Guide and Walkthrough
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A rancher’s work is never done, and the “Wolves, Dogs, and Sons” mission sees John and his son Jack protecting their livestock from wolf attacks.

Jack is getting pretty good with a gun, and it’s time for him to put his new skills to the test.

“Wolves, Dogs, and Sons”

You’ll find Jack outside on the Marston ranch, shooting crows off of the grain silo in a manner similar to John’s task in the “Pestilence” mission. John gives Jack some shooting advice, or attempts to, when he walks up.

Jack is still a little upset about the family’s recent trials. Jack asks him to help protect the herd from some local wolves.

What a great way for a father and a son to bond.

Riding With Jack

Red Dead Redemption Horseplay

Hop on your waiting horse. Rufus once again leads the way, but this time he’s chasing a far more dangerous animal. Follow him and Jack into the wilderness.

After a few minutes of teenage angst and cross-country riding, Rufus will pick up a scent. Keep following him and get your gun ready. John and Jack will discuss the enigmatic Uncle as they ride.

Before long, several red dots will appear on your mini map. Rufus has found the pack of wolves.

Take Out the Wolf Pack

Revolver in Red Dead Redemption

The wolves will rush toward you when you get close enough. There are five or six of them, and you should be able to take them out quickly enough in a single burst if you’re using Dead Eye.

Once the first group is dead, John sends Rufus ahead once more to find the rest of the pack. After a few more minutes of riding, Rufus will find the rest of the pack.

There are a few more to deal with this time, so shoot fast and be prepared to move when they get close. If you don’t, they’ll pull John from his horse and you’ll have to take them on on foot. Jack will help you shoot, but John will have to do most of the killing. You can take a second to skin the dead wolves if you want to make a little extra money, but you’ll have to listen to Jack’s impatient pleading if you do.

Jack thinks he’s ready to hunt on his own now, and John strongly discourages him from doing so. You get the feeling, though, that he won’t listen.

Head Back

John has to answer for his past when Jack starts asking questions on the way home. He also suggests the possibility of taking up the family business, but John is none too pleased with the idea of Jack becoming an outlaw.

Back at the ranch, John and Jack hitch their horses, and John compliments Jack’s growing hunting skills. Once he heads back into the house, your mission is complete.

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This post is part of the series: Red Dead Redemption Mission Guides

A collection of some of the over 30 different mission guides for Red Dead Redemption here at Altered Gamer.

  1. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “A Frenchman, an Irishman, and a Welshman”
  2. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Spare the Love, Spoil the Child”
  3. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Wolves, Dogs, and Sons”
  4. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “The Outlaw’s Return”
  5. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Bear One Another’s Burdens”
  6. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “For Purely Scientific Purposes”
  7. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Cowards Die Many Times”
  8. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Landon Ricketts Rides Again”
  9. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Mexican Caesar”
  10. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “My Sister’s Keeper”
  11. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “The Gunslinger’s Tragedy”
  12. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Let the Dead Bury Their Dead”
  13. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “The Burning”
  14. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Can a Swindler Change His Spots?"
  15. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Justice in Pike’s Basin”
  16. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Political Realities in Armadillo”
  17. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “A Tempest Looms”
  18. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “New Friends, Old Problems”
  19. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Exodus in America”
  20. Guide to “The Gates of El Presidio”