Unless you have a very powerful character/mount, I would suggest to keep a good distance away from these magnificent beasts. They have a surprisingly small aggro range, but their melee damage is IMMENSE, and can kill even high level mounts with relative ease. It is honestly best to just leave them alone, as they don't even give that many resources when you harvest them, and you can easily lose an extremely valuable tame. Take it from me: I've lost two amazing wolves to these beasts, once from inexperience, once from being unable to escape due to having no stamina.
For everyone complaining that bear traps don’t work on this creature, this bear is much larger than a bear today. As the description reads “Immobilizes humans and SMALL creatures” there is a giant bear trap you can use for bigger creatures. - Apollyon
I like the dire bear in the wild. why? It's because it's not crazy and goes and kills everything in its path(raptors/terrorbirds you pests)just dont go near it.They will be mad but overall it's great.Too bad there are no bees is ark mobile:/