You can insta tame it by making it attack you and it will harvest a body then knock it out when it has the health increase stat (green thing around its head)then once it is knocked out I will tame automatically, HELP THE BOBS
There is a working glitch right now that allows you to (almost) instant tame these things. First, trap the Argy in a simple trap you can walk out of but the Argy cant fly out of. Second, put all of your items in a box next to a sleeping bag next to the trap and then commit die. Respawn at your bag, shoot the argy with lots of tranqs and use dododex to make sure you dont knock it out. Third, take your dead body and drag it within reach of the Argy, once the Argy consumes it its head will glow green, now knock the Argy out the rest of the way and its food bar will be drained heavily.
This allows for a near instant tame and works best on the lower levels. Using this method on an Argy makes it a faster name than a Pteranadon.
I used this on Thanksgiving day 2019.
For your first, the Northeast Shores, there are a few that spawn there but beware of Rexes, Allos, Carnos and Raptors, also the beach head along the northwest coast, just short of the snow biome. Other than that, they spawn on mountain tops - but that's more dangerous area.
Best advice: Tame a pteranodon first. Kite the prospective Argie to a safe location and into a trap. Tranq with a crossbow (bow can kill) and tame with prime meat, mutton or kibble.
1. Trapper Raft. Must have ceiling and two doors. Pros- can be sailed close to location and tame on water away from potential threats. Cons - initial investment of time + material.
2. Dino Gate trap.
4 stone gates placed sequentially half a foundation apart with doors on first and last. Lure into the trap on ptera and close gate behind you, dismount, close 2nd gate. Cons - exposed to smaller predators during taming. Use spiked wall perimeter.
Use stone, can destroy wood/thatch.
This isnt really a Taming Tip tho it is a Good tip. If your trying to hatch a Argy egg or just any egg But dont have a Ac Unit then go to the snow area(This Only works if there is a snow area Like on the Island) And set up a little campsite there(Kinda like a small house or base) and fill it with campfires. Light all the campfires and the Egg wont be to hot. This might not be for everyone but it worked for me
An argentavis can't fit through a ceiling with one tile missing, but a pteranadon or lymantria can. Build a trap with one corner ceiling missing, aggro the argentavis, fly in one side and out the missing ceiling tile, and land. Dismount, run around, and close the entry door. Tame safely at your leisure.
If you want to tame one in a safe area, aggro it with a pteranodon (because they are faster fliers than argents) and lure them to a safer area
ex. Empty Beach area. Be sure the argent is close behind you by flying slowly and when it gets a little too close, speed fly a bit then slow down, this also saves stamina. The argent might lose interest every so often but then just turn back and aggro them again. Once you reach the area, land the pteranodon, let the argent get close and tranq it
Use stone dino gate and 3 or more then 1 gate and 3 stone fence support one side the gate and the other the fence supports then u and your pt can walk or fly through the fence supports and the Rg can not then will the Rg is ago on the pt u can walk arund and close the gate and trap him or her for an easy tame
EASIEST WAY TO TAME AT ANY LEVEL:
Stock up on trans, 4 - 5 per bird, wait for it to land, walk an aim-able distance away, FIRE AWAY, when it comes close, run towards it while flanking from the side and from behind as it passes, you WILL take a foot or two, so be prepared to have SOME food handy for yourself.
They stay tranqed for a little over 30 minutes. Use that time to starve them whil you hunt some predator or big game to get some prime and VOILA!
I solo play and just tamed 5 Argen in one go. I am going to paint them blue and call them The Blue Angles. 😉
Catch them in an argentavis trap. Get a magnifying glass. Shoot them with narc arrows until it is just about to go unconscious (Use the magnifying glass to inspect the torpor) feed the argentavis a body. Imediately after it consumes the body shoot it with narc arrows to finish knocking it out (*if it does not have the green effect around it's head do not knock it out! If the effect is gone feed it another body) Purpose when the argentavis gets knocked out with the effect his hunger will already by very low. Super fast taming!