If playing solo, be sure to make more bolas than you think you'll need. They travel in packs with the highest level getting an alpha buff. Be sure to pick off the lower level ones before you try and tame, the alpha's attacks will apply a bleed/slow to you upon hit and I can confirm, it's not fun. They will mess you up early game. Once tamed they are a solo players best friend, a mobile and fairly beefy mount. Best of luck survivors!
Hey just thought of a small trap that a midrange level person could make you have a one by one of stone but instead of walls you have doorframes and one side is double doors thats how you get them in and out and you have a bear trap in the middle you trap it then run over and shut the double doors (i dont know if this is new or can help someone but if it can that would make my day.)
I tamed mine with stone tools and a bow with 6 narc arrows by letting it grab me, hitting it with a bola, and then a shmacked it with a club till it broke free and killed me, literally did this twice and then the third time I was used my arrows and knocked it out. Level 50 surprisingly easy and extremely fun