My base is at the lake in chalk hills, and one day I found this tunnel that went through the rock. I came out on the other side of a cliff and there is a nest like 10 yards away.
I got an egg without seeing a single deinonychus!
Have a great day! 👍🏼
You can't tame these guys by knocking them out. Instead, you need to steal their fertilised eggs (just like wyverns and rock drakes), hatch them and raise them, just a bit harder than knocking them out. The eggs can, of course, be found in their nests and do be careful while trying to steal one as the Deinonychus is very territorial. Hope this helps :)
Here's how to steal one early game: If you spawn in at chalk hills 3 and spawn next to a pond walk opposite to the pond. There are some nests right there. Snatch one quickly and run off the cliff next to the pond. Be careful and make sure to fall into the water. From there make a left and you should get to a beach area. From there it should be easy to find your base.
1. Tame a kangaroos 2. Have a tribe mate with a whip in the pouch 3. Quickly jump on a nest and have your tribe mate whip the egg into his inventory 4. Jump away! No one has to dismount so there’s basically no risk
1: Tame a Giant moth (forgot what they are called)
2: Upgrade stamina and weight (500+ health should be good)
3: whenever they come close drop a moth poison and fly away, hopefully with an egg, i got 4 in 3 minutes.
Really the easiest way to steal the eggs is to grab a pteranodon, and get the deinonychuses aggroed on you, and you get them to chase you either off a cliff or aggro it onto another wild dino, then take the egg. If you dont have those options you could wait till the deinos wander away from the egg or kill them yourself. (theyre pretty easy to kill with a high level pteranodon as long as its not a huge pack)
#1. Ride your flying mount and scout for deinos nests at chalk zone biome.
#2. Stop at high ground and wait for the parent deinos to chase something away from nest. Or use your Argentavis to carry and drop nearby Ankylo or Doedicurus as a bait to distract the guarding deinos. (Be smart! Wait for the perfect opportunity to do step #3)
#3. Approach the egg using your flying mount quickly!
#4. Jump out near the egg -> TAKE THE EGG QUICKLY -> jump in and fly away ASAP! (This must be done in less than 5sec!)
#5. Make a 4x4 thatch/any foundation with closed wall, roof and a door entrance.
#6. Place 10 standing torches inside. (Add more if the egg says "too cold")
#7. Drop the egg/s then light up the torches.
#8. Wait for the incubation to reach 0%.
*These steps are meant for beginners or first timers on snatching and hatching Deinonychus egg @ VALGUERO map. Good luck!
Deinonychus eggs can only be gotten like the rock Drake or wyverns, you just steal a fertilized egg from their nest. Normally I would use a snow owl to freeze it while my tribe mate grabs the eggs. Or you can have a gun and a dinosaur with good melee. (The gun to shoot it if it latches on your mount). And kill them and grab the eggs.
If you are alone, ride a pteranodon. This is because they cannot latch onto a pteranodon, but they can latch onto an argentavis. Lead the deinonychuses away from the nest and into a group of brontosauruses. Agro the brontos and make them hit the deinonychuses, and then watch carnage ensue. Rinse and repeat until the deinonychuses have all died, make sure brontos aren't agroed and then safely snatch the eggs from the nests. Using a whip is an optional choice to make things run smoother and faster. After this process, go somewhere else for a few minutes and come back to do it again. With very little practice, this can be a very effective method.
If there are no brontos in the area, use the pteranodon as a weapon. Swoop in and twirl into the deinonychuses until they die. WATCH OUT for raptors. They WILL dismount you in a heartbeat, whether they were targetting you beforehand or not. After the deinonychuses are dead, swoop in and snatch the eggs before leaving and repeating the process.