I literally find hundreds just chillin on trees in the redwoods. It's really helpful to make a tree platform and just wait until one lands on your tree and then shoot it with tranqs. It's much easier then trying to shoot one from the ground, and trying to find it once it's knocked out.
like most small to medium sized creatures, a decent lvl horse can knock them out quick before they can escape. nice utility tames (organic parachute) as far as encountering goes....well good luck distinguishing them from microraptors......
Shoot it once or twice with a cross bow with trank arrows then just feed it females are more common I’m looking for a male to breed it doesn’t take much time to tame but have plenty of narcotics or narcoberrys
You can use tranq darts and shoot them out of the trees instead of having to sneak up on them to try to hit them before they run, it's just hard to hit them due to having such a small hit box so take the time to aim carefully
something no one else seems to have mentioned here though... DO NOT TAKE THEIR EGGS... You will suffer for it
they seem like they're slow animals, but you take those eggs and they are the fastest damn thing you have ever seen. Faster than even raptors.
if you think you're only seeing two or three in one tree... I guarantee you more will show up and attack if you touch those eggs.
I was in the process of trying to find a decent level one to tame, I found a single Archie that just has a dropped egg, and it went up the tree so I grabbed the egg...
I got mobbed by about 10 of them and the only reason I didn't die is because I had five tamed argentavis to fight them off before they could kill me.
Flak armor is useless against flocks of angry archaeopteryx