When is a Bear not a Bear?

Level 14
5 months ago

Version 1.3.55 - Public; supporter pack + all DLCs; playing Lost Valley 

The bear quest has you fighting 2 brown bears and a badlands bear. They all drop badlands bear pelts. This makes it very difficult to complete the crafting items that use brown bear pelts. You could theoretically find them by random encounters, but I have never randomly encountered bears despite playing 3 runs nearly to the end in each one.