Assassin's Creed III Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Ubisoft
  • Platforms
    PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Genre
    Action-adventure
  • Guide Release
    28 November 2012
  • Last Updated
    22 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    NA

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Club Side-Missions

Club Side-Missions

The Hunting Society

Once you have completed the story mission in sequence 4 – Hunting Lessons, you will be able to track, trap, hunt, kill and skin animals. You will see many of these animals wandering around as you explore the frontier and by killing and skinning then you will obtain furs and other animal products that can be sold to earn a little money.

Once you have killed and skinned a few animals you will be invited to join the Hunters Society . There are a number of Hunter’s Society side-missions and challenges to engage in.

The Hunting Society side-Missions

To begin the Hunter’s Society side-missions you must first locate one of the hunting lodges hidden away in the frontier. Although the game indicates plural when it talks about the lodges, I was only able to find one. It is found in a fairly remote location in Black Creek .

Here is where you can find it:

Black Creek – Look at your hunting map. This lodge is located at the Eastern end of the Black Creek hunting region, close to where the Kanien:keh, Diamond Basin and Black Creek boundaries meet.

Mission 1: The Man-eater

You will find this bear on the south part of the western side of the Packanack region. Here you will find a green circle . Enter this and examine the clues, once you find a clue, the search area will narrow. Once you have examined the third clue, you will have located a cave.

Make your way through the cave and you’ll see a couple of dead bodies. When you reach the large room with the bushes on the right, an indicator will appear here. Backtrack down towards the exit and pick up the body here, carry it back to the main room ad drop it where indicated. Hide in the bush nearby until the bear enters the room.  Exit the bush and kill the bear. You’ll need to undertake seven button prompts as they appear on the screen, as opposed to the normal four when taking down a bear. When its dead, skin it and return to the hunting lodge.

Mission 2: Feline Feet

You will find this bobcat in the northern part of the Black Creek region, just to the north-west of Fort Duquesne. Here you will find a green circle. Enter this and examine the clues, once you have examined the clue, the bobcat will appear behind you and run off.

You can either chase after him and become incredibly frustrated with being unable to catch him or alternatively, you can hit him with a ranged weapon as soon as he appears to take him out. Note that if you use poison darts, you will kill him without damaging his pelt. When its dead, skin it and return to the hunting lodge.

Mission 3: The Patriarch

You will find this deer buck in the south-eastern part of the Kanien:keh region. Here you will find a green circle . Enter this and examine the clues, once you have examined the clue, you will need to enter eagle vision to find the golden deer . This is your target.

In my game, I found the deer patrolling back and forward along a dirt path below a rocky outcropping. To kill the deer, I waited for it on the rocks above the path and air assassinated it as it walked by. When its dead, skin it and return to the hunting lodge.

Mission 4: The Pack Leader

You will find the alpha wolf in the southern part of the Black Creek hunting region, directly to the south of Fort Duquesne. Here you will find a green circle. Enter this and a pack of wolves will appear. In order to find the boss , kill three of the wolves in the area. This will lure out the alpha wolf .

Track down the black wolf marked with the red objective marker and kill him. When its dead, skin it and return to the hunting lodge.

Mission 5: Acute Cat

You will find this deer buck in the Eastern part of the Kanien:keh region,just to the East of the village. Work your way to the top of the cliffs overlooking the river here. Work your way along the paths until you reach the objective marker.

Here you will find a green circle. Enter the green circle and you will find the target cougar. Kill him during the subsequent QTE. When its dead, skin it and return to the hunting lodge.

Mission 6: The Elk Bachelor

You will find this Elk at the south-eastern end of the large lake in the Valley Forge hunting region. Here you will find a green circle . Enter the circle area and activate eagle vision to identify the golden target . Approach it and kill the elk .

When its dead, skin it and you are all done! Now all that is left to 100% the Hunter's Society is to complete the challenges for the club. These can be tracked from the logbook in the map menu.

The Hunting Society Challenges

Note that these challenges are retrospective as well, so if you have completed some of the requirements prior to joining the club, you will find that once you do join, they have already been completed. The challenges can be viewed and their progress tracked from the Logbook in the map menu.

Bears hang out on the eastern shore of the frontier. Killing them with the hidden blade is as easy as hitting the button prompts should they attack you or attacking from the branches.

Challenge Set 1

  • Kill 5 Deer
  • Kill a Wolf
  • Skin 10 animals
  • Sell Hunting Spoils worth 500 pounds
  • Use bait with a snare to capture 5 animals
  • Kill a bear with the Hidden Blade
For completing all of these challenges, you will recieve the second tier of challenges to try your hand at.

Challenges Set 2

  • Stealth kill 5 animals using bait
  • Skin 25 animals
  • Kill 10 animals with the Hidden Blade
  • Capture 20 animals with the snare
  • Kill 15 animals with the bow
Again, for completing all of these challenges, you will recieve the next (and final) tier of challenges to try your hand at.

Challenges Set 3

  • Skin every species of animal
  • Kill 5 animals from horseback
  • Trade Hunting Spoils worth a total of 2,000 pounds
  • Kill 10 animals in close combat
  • Complete the hunting Map
  • Collect 50 undamaged pelts

Hunting - Animal Locations Guide

Here is the list of animals located in each hunting region, ordered alphabetically, specific location hints for some animals provided, a complete location guide for all animals in all regions is coming soon!

You can always check your Animus menu to see if you're yet to discover an animal in the area you currently occupy.

Black Creek:

  • Beaver
  • Bobcat
  • Elk
  • Hare
Concord:
  • Beaver
  • Deer
  • Hare
  • Raccoon
Diamond Basin:
  • Beaver
  • Cougar
  • Deer
  • Wolf
Great Piece Hills:
  • Bobcat
  • Elk
  • Hare
  • Wolf
John's Town:
  • Bear
  • Elk
  • Fox
  • Hare
Kanien:keh:
  • Cougar
  • Deer
  • Fox
  • Hare
Lexington:
  • Deer
  • Fox
  • Hare
  • Raccoon
Monmouth:
  • Elk
  • Fox
  • Hare
  • Raccoon
Packanack:
  • Bear
  • Beaver
  • Bobcat
  • Hare
Scotch Plains:
  • Cougar
  • Deer
  • Hare
  • Raccoon
Troy's Wood:
  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Hare
  • Wolf
Valley Forge:
  • Beaver
  • Elk
  • Hare
  • Raccoon
Davenport Homestead:
  • Beaver
  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Fox
  • Hare
  • Racoon
  • Wolf