When taming a HIGH level dire bear, make 10 pillars, place 9 in the shape of a U. Place a large bear trap in the closed end of the U, when building the U all the pillars should snap automatically. Hit the bear, run through the trap and over the large bear trap, when it gets caught, go to the back and place the last pillar to close it off. After you can place spikes around most of the openings, this trap is reusable by destroying the last pillar and spikes (if you added spikes) and putting another large bear trap in. :) And also the cost of a large bear trap is 6 ingots, some fiber and hide.

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