Amazing starting tame. Start in center redwoods, get some metal going, maybe a pt. Build maybe 3 grapples, a crossy, and make a pit-fall trap. I’ve done a 2 stone foundation with stone gateways and 4 Ramos. LISTEN! When you ko a bear, you could / should use HLNA or a magnifying glass. Shoot the bear about 12 (8 to be safe) and feed yourself and make sure it eats your body every time. You don’t need to waste hours on a longneck with like 45 tranqs. You only need about 70~(if you miss or arks stupid registration) for one.
Direbear have little health compared to torpor. Keep a few tamed dodos at your ramp trap. When you've shot the bear enough for it to be bloody, throw in a dodo. It will instantly kill and eat it and start regenerating health. Give it a moment or two and continue darting. Happy hunting!