To reduce chance of killing it while trying to knock it out is by shooting with a primitive crossbow without delay until it starts to show blood then switch to a regular bow and then space shots 7 seconds apart - works every time for me no matter the level
A high level can easily take down Alpha Carno's. It's perfect for taming other animals since it can collect both berries and prime meat. It can go through the central cave and is a highly speedy mount with good carry weight. It's also cuddly.
Craft 2 Stone Foundations Then Craft 6 Stone Doorframes And Craft 2 Wood Ramps (You Can Make Stone Ramps If You Want To) Boom You Made Your Trap Now Lead It In To The Trap Iguanodons Are A Good Pick To Lead It Into The Trap Or On Foot But I Would Recommended Make A Sleeping Bag If Your Doing It On Foot Just In Case Because They Pack A Huge Punch Then Don't Use Crossbows Or You Have A Huge Chance To Kill It! Saddle Is Crafted In Your Inventory
This was a challenging tame. You either outrun the bear and he stops chasing you before you get in the dino trap or he catches you and eats you. I definitely recommend shooting it from far distance then running. I also recommend getting a friend to help you as they can be bait. It's a tame I recommend though!
Dire bears have the same base torpor and torpor gain per level as an allosaurus, meaning darts are almost a requirement (unless of course narco traps are utilised). To put this in perspective, Allos have 63% more base health than a dire bear and gain more health per level, and even with a lvl 150 allo there is still a 1.5% chance that they’ll die for a 100% damage Crossbow. In summary, use darts, it makes it a hell of a lot easier.