Pretty good beginner dino, tamed a level 1 one just now-took 1 traq arrow from a cross bow to knock, 5 regular raw meat to tame, and I didn't even get hurt in the process. As well as doing a sufficient amount of damage to protect you, it has an ability to knock creatures back with its horns.
I already experienced some trouble encountering/taming one of these animals, but here are some tips:
1.) As soon as you see a Carno, don’t try to outrun one of these. First try to locate the nearest rock you can climb onto. Then attract the Carno and get on the rock, Tranq it, and you should be fine and safe!
2.) If you fly a bird, attracting one of these might be a bit difficult. Try to hit the Carno with your bird, and fly really slow. (But make sure your bird doesn’t get damaged a lot!) Carnos lose their attraction very easily so it can be a but difficult getting the animal where you want it to be!
I hope this helps you taming a Carno!
Good luck on your tame!
Rookie taming method (worked first time):
1. Craft a larg bear trap (and about 15 tranq arrows)
2. Find a carno out In the open and easy to see/fire at
3.get carno to aggro on you (somehow) and walk into the trap
4. Tranq it quickly before it breaks out