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
It’s ez, just get a stack or two of raw meat, find one, get a bow or crossbow, and tranq arrows. it took about four tranq arrows from a crossbow to knock mine. I got a bit damaged tho, so to be safe, get some range or a fast mount like a raptor or gallimimus. Good luck
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.
damaged quite quickly. Also make sure to plab the return route first, because i failed to and mine got murdered, well, slaughtered is more accurate, by an alpha raptor that ran out of the woods. My brand new carno lasted about 5 seconds, then the alpha went and killed three brontos in a group. Learn from my mistake, plan the rout home, scout well. Good luck
Take a second to look at that wonderful Face OF your huge animal that you just tamed your gradong home..... you noticed your animal IS pasv OH FLIP RUNN if you dont have a saddle for your new tamed animal and a Caro runs for you on low level your done for ;)
Having a pack of Dilos is a good way to combat one early on: they can slow it down with their spit attack, they can be generally hard for it to consistently hit, and carnos focus more on dinos than humans so if you get ambushed chances are it might change focus to your dilos. It can be possible to kill a carno with just 2 dilos if they can take a hit and you provide cover fire with any ranged option.