The most risk free and effective taming method is to
1. Build a taming pen
2. Lure or drop him in
3. Build a bed and storage chest next to it
4. Tranq the bear until he starts to show blood
5. Put your inventory in chest
6. Let the bear kill and eat you.
8. Respawn in bed, get inventory and finish tranqing. No need to switch to a bow or use traps.
This is very effective because the bear will regenerate a lot of health from eating you. And you will have no risk knocking it out. If you do this correct, maybe even kill yourself twice, you can get the bear to be at 80-100% health when you knock it out. Thus increasing chances of it surviving it someone/something hits it.
Make a trap using 4 foundations and 8 doorways (stone is preferred but wood works if bear is tranqued quickly). Leave a gap between the foundations so the bear can fit. Leave one side of the trap open to lure the bear into and close the open side once the bear is pulled into the trap.
DO NOT tranq&chase, bears are extremely fast and even if you do manage to catch up with them, they likely have aggroed another carnivore (and since they spawn in the redwoods, it is likely they will end up aggroing something as they flee). Use cryopod or bring a dino bodyguard with you after taming to keep the bear safe as it can get quickly overwhelmed on its own in the redwoods and end up dying under the constant threat of attack.
If you guys are wanting to have a really strong tank of a Dino, then definitely get a direbear. I have a level 67 bear and she is an absolute unit!!! She has 2,064 hp and she has over 300% melee damage, and she is my beloved baby. I have found a max level male bear in the redwoods and he’s beautiful; black on top and white on bottom. I am really wanting to breed them…but I’m worried about what things it’ll need though. So I gotta hope and pray that it doesn’t want something crazy. Wish me the best of luck everyone!!!
These things are absolute beasts, they do insane damage, grind like a boss, and gain momentum while sprinting, to tame these, get a mount which allows rider weaponry and invest decent amount of health in it. Then let it aggro on you and start tranquilizing them ( rifle advised since x-bow may kill it ).
Its torpor run isn't that annoying so just knock it, feed it, then wreck the island's almost every bit( gigas and titans are exceptions ). Up if this helped.
To make honey last practically forever, make a fishing rod and equip honey, that is about to spoil, to the fishing rod, then un-equip it. It should refresh the spoil timer. Does not work with leech blood. Tested on PS4.