GAR WARS! The Battle to Save this GIANT Fish!

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In this episode of Breaking Trail, get ready for the FEATURE LENGTH version of Gar Wars and witness the epic battle save this GIANT fish!
A RIVER MONSTER sized thank you goes out to the Gar Guys - Hayden Roberts, Florian Kappen, Maximiliaan “Max” Claus and Josh Perkin for their leadership in the field, expertise in ichthyology and driving fight to help preserve the future of these living relics.
Special thanks to Texas A & M University for allowing the Brave Wilderness team to document their continued research on this subject matter.
Special thanks to Steve Goodman for allowing us to explore and film his beautiful stretch of private river.
Additional thanks to Solomon David, Matthew Miller and Bubba Bedre for their guidance and expertise on the history of gar and the future of conservation for this species.
Archival photo and video credits: Solomon David, Bubba Bedre, Florian Kappen and Max Claus.
“GAR WARS - A conservation fish force!” title and phrasing credit: Matthew Miller/Cool Green Science
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  1. Soon

    Soon28 menit yang lalu

    Alligator gars don't prefer humans defeat off on

  2. CzarDeaner

    CzarDeaner13 jam yang lalu

    Yar har har, they caught a gar!

  3. Rynoui

    Rynoui17 jam yang lalu

    I kinda forgot this channel existed

  4. William Ross

    William RossHari Yang lalu

    Do more Tiktok

  5. spiffyago

    spiffyagoHari Yang lalu

    I dare someone to tell me how many water/boat/fishing related puns

  6. Gamer xG778

    Gamer xG778Hari Yang lalu

    I’m surprise that’s the alligator fish is calm even tho human hunt them they don’t get revenge some types of fish would I guess.

  7. Flower Power

    Flower PowerHari Yang lalu

    That fish in the begginig was beautiful 🌺🌸🌼🌹🌷💐

  8. khawaja Arshad

    khawaja Arshad2 hari yang lalu

    I know that this may be known as the brown mosasaurus

  9. TwoLate_

    TwoLate_3 hari yang lalu

    Well apparently in Florida you are supposed to kill them

  10. Svitlana Sharova

    Svitlana Sharova3 hari yang lalu

    Gar wars gar wars

  11. Red Spiral Ray

    Red Spiral Ray3 hari yang lalu

    Nothing about Texas surprises me. They'll hunt anything with a pulse, even each other if it was allowed.

  12. changaiz khan

    changaiz khan4 hari yang lalu

    Protect the wildlife ecosystem. A voice from Pakistan

  13. Erin Gleason

    Erin Gleason4 hari yang lalu

    Wow just wow

  14. Ty Ramirez

    Ty Ramirez5 hari yang lalu

    Over years of fishing in south east Texas riverways I have hooked (not on purpose) many alligator gar (as well as other types but none are as big of fighters as the alligator gar). These things are absolute monsters, the very few times I have actually gotten one into the boat its always been a huge fight, then a quick picture and release. The best story I have of them is while fishing I hooked onto a trout and just got it close to the boat. And just as I'm getting the net the trout gets devoured by an alligator gar. Literally cut in pieces leaving mainly just the head on my hook. Most of the times the teeth of these things shred your line before you even get it close. I have bow fished before but never for gar. As a hunter you should always take conservation first. Red fish (red snapper) and carp on the other hand... Limit out baby!!!

  15. Ty Ramirez

    Ty Ramirez5 hari yang lalu

    The trout was small-ish btw so that is probably why it got torn up so bad. Gar cant really chew but the force behind it, me pulling on the line as to not lose my pole, how sharp the teeth are, and the size of the trout all combined to equal no more trout.

  16. ken glass

    ken glass6 hari yang lalu

    Its most important that the next generation of youngsters are taught to protect wildlife and become conservationists . I think once the old guard is gone the animals will be better off. These shows are integral to this happening. It crushed me when Steve Irwin died, he was a real mate.

  17. C de Ruijter & S Darmanin

    C de Ruijter & S Darmanin7 hari yang lalu

    Holland I am Dutch

  18. Loyd William Watson

    Loyd William Watson7 hari yang lalu

    I accidently mastake those gar fish to be river dolfin ha but poor fish

  19. Samm3y

    Samm3y8 hari yang lalu

    we have gars at my dad's ranch

  20. OhReally

    OhReally9 hari yang lalu

    SIGN THE petition we CAN MAKE A CHANGE!

  21. Hmmm

    Hmmm9 hari yang lalu

    When we about to buy a fish food on pet shop on philippines theres two aligator gar on aquarium the aligator gar is not really full grown tho and they selling it on 102 dollors each and it was my first time see a monterous fish

  22. Joe Chilson

    Joe Chilson10 hari yang lalu

    Alligator gars have been attacking people. There should be a respect and understanding while maintaining human saftey at all cost. They are beautiful fish but if it's my kids me or the fish I'm sorry but I'm having fish for dinner

  23. Nidhan Sandhu

    Nidhan Sandhu10 hari yang lalu

    Endangered species put it down man what are you doing with your life stop killing me with these stop killing teenagers what are you doing animals like killing small well I won't stop it they only up to 100 you better be easy proud and shut up and put him down in the water does not going to help him what are you doing with your life I saw you helping video killing smaller creatures like that

  24. Imani Tucker

    Imani Tucker11 hari yang lalu

    Give the gar guys a animal planet show 🗣

  25. Nope cat

    Nope cat11 hari yang lalu

    I used to watch you when I was 7

  26. Hari Yoganathan

    Hari Yoganathan12 hari yang lalu

    A prehistoric, ancient behemoth unlike anything I have seen before! What an amazing animal! Thank you for promoting it’s protection Coyote! As always, another great video!

  27. pikachu gamer

    pikachu gamer12 hari yang lalu


  28. wmerton21

    wmerton2112 hari yang lalu

    More docile than most dogs

  29. Slime boi

    Slime boi13 hari yang lalu

    It looks like a love child of a guppy and a gator.

  30. Hifza Batool

    Hifza Batool13 hari yang lalu

    Poor aligater gar{••}.

  31. King Ammonite the absolutly terrifying dilophosaur

    King Ammonite the absolutly terrifying dilophosaur13 hari yang lalu

    When you see a massive, powerful, monstrous creatures 2 inches from snapping someone’s face off... and yet they act more docile than a pet dog.

  32. Destro7000

    Destro700013 hari yang lalu

    Imagine doing that to a human

  33. Fusion Developer

    Fusion Developer13 hari yang lalu

    Okay. So if you are fishing, and you catch a fish you don't like, but it is native and established, don't kill it. Thanks, I'll remember that. (I've never done that, but I've considered it before, now I won't consider it and I'll encourage others to not consider it.)

  34. Because Video Games

    Because Video Games14 hari yang lalu

    Know if gar grew legs that would be scarry

  35. KawaiiFawnn

    KawaiiFawnn14 hari yang lalu

    They are seriously so cute. No animal’s life should be just a “sport”, that is a living being 😭

  36. Hana Rmoo

    Hana Rmoo14 hari yang lalu

    lololololol THATS NOT CUTEEE

  37. YukariWillKillYou

    YukariWillKillYou14 hari yang lalu

    I love catching gar, I’m pretty sure I missed an absolutely massive one the other day

  38. Jennica Adams

    Jennica Adams14 hari yang lalu

    i love animals i never want them to get also the ones i love!

  39. Brucifer Mephistopheles

    Brucifer Mephistopheles15 hari yang lalu

    Jeremy Wades favorite fish!

  40. B Elmi

    B Elmi15 hari yang lalu


  41. sonk bedus

    sonk bedus15 hari yang lalu

    Hope you bow fishish guys stop 😢😢😢😢😢😯😯😯😯

  42. Jill Henderson

    Jill Henderson15 hari yang lalu

    Peterson needs a TV show on animal planet

  43. Uncle Jimmy

    Uncle Jimmy16 hari yang lalu

    Idk if you have but I would love to see a video about the sturgeon

  44. Valcross

    Valcross16 hari yang lalu

    So cool !!!! 😎

  45. Beth Graham

    Beth Graham16 hari yang lalu

    Fcfff. For for.

  46. Rudy Lal

    Rudy Lal16 hari yang lalu

    Love the vids

  47. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones17 hari yang lalu

    Coyote should put on a lion proof suit and head to the Serengeti. It'd be cool to film a lion attack on a person up close and personal knowing the person is safe inside the suit. He could strap a bite force guage to the suit, maybe to the arms to get an idea of how much force the attacking lions are exerting. Could maybe try the same suit with Grizzlies and komodo dragons too

  48. Pythonmmm Channel

    Pythonmmm Channel17 hari yang lalu

    river to 20 mil subs

  49. Char.x. Kouvr_

    Char.x. Kouvr_17 hari yang lalu

    I thought it would be and crocodile when they filled that thing out

  50. Pus Grey & Pus Meng

    Pus Grey & Pus Meng17 hari yang lalu

    I hope i can have aligator gar as pet because i always see it on fish shop for 15$

  51. Mini Muu The Sequel

    Mini Muu The Sequel3 hari yang lalu

    Make sure you can take care of it for its life with the right stuff you need!

  52. Free Styel

    Free Styel18 hari yang lalu

    I can't believe a channel doesn't clickable that isn't Mr beast so your doing a god job Cyote 😀😹🐶🦊🦁🐵🐱🐻🐮🙈🕷🐜

  53. Dobbies Revenge

    Dobbies Revenge18 hari yang lalu

    Gar are more of a pest fish like carp

  54. Random Watermelons

    Random Watermelons18 hari yang lalu

    the long nose gar is kinda cute with its large eyes!

  55. Inga Guy

    Inga Guy18 hari yang lalu

    it is so big and cool

  56. Arie Ganesha

    Arie Ganesha18 hari yang lalu

    I'm your big. Fan

  57. Arie Ganesha

    Arie Ganesha18 hari yang lalu


  58. animal Games

    animal Games19 hari yang lalu

    He should do one with penguins

  59. Savannah Riley

    Savannah Riley19 hari yang lalu

    Love the video I'm very glad that you'll are taking care of the bars and the last one sock me big time

  60. Darryl Felton

    Darryl Felton19 hari yang lalu

    This only happens by the Grace of GOD

  61. Darryl Felton

    Darryl Felton19 hari yang lalu

    1 Corinthians 10:31 New International Version 31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.(A)

  62. Darryl Felton

    Darryl Felton19 hari yang lalu

    John 3:16-18 King James Version 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

  63. Darryl Felton

    Darryl Felton19 hari yang lalu

    Romans 8:35-39 King James Version 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  64. Chloe Fuentes

    Chloe Fuentes19 hari yang lalu

    I want him to do when the like bees and ants bite him

  65. Rashneet 77

    Rashneet 7719 hari yang lalu

    hey! i like ur videos as they help me in geography classes

  66. Fighting Flanker

    Fighting Flanker19 hari yang lalu

    21:55 That's a freight Train!! That's what I call is majestic!!

  67. Nicole Jacksongv

    Nicole Jacksongv19 hari yang lalu


  68. Chernobyl Charles

    Chernobyl Charles20 hari yang lalu

    I got bit by a gar, i do not reccomend it

  69. Mini Zhao

    Mini Zhao20 hari yang lalu

    One Chased My Mom almost out of the water on a Family Trip. Very ScGARyy

  70. XdRubixx 503

    XdRubixx 50320 hari yang lalu

    who else thinks that the background music sounds like the spider man ps4 song😅

  71. Darryl Felton

    Darryl Felton20 hari yang lalu

    Philippians 2:5-11 King James Version 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

  72. Aly Azzam

    Aly Azzam20 hari yang lalu

    Can't wait for nervous venom die before u scream for help zone with the cupid jellyfish

  73. Gadin Chintakind

    Gadin Chintakind20 hari yang lalu

    me who is 8 years old but still not disturbing for me

  74. Oscar Sigersted

    Oscar Sigersted20 hari yang lalu


  75. LazR

    LazR20 hari yang lalu

    Mr Fish

  76. The GF Family Channel

    The GF Family Channel20 hari yang lalu

    ohh don't get hurt coyote :(

  77. tsiff

    tsiff20 hari yang lalu

    That gar is built different 😈😈

  78. Lala Duh ༄

    Lala Duh ༄20 hari yang lalu

    Those who hunt fishes that aren’t doing any harm to the environment disgust me

  79. Doha Abdul

    Doha Abdul21 hari yang lalu

    Hey, you want to hear a secret. ok then. and am a kid and a girl and am 9. In the video the one who holds a dinosaur. He lost a finger go to 8:10 and look very closely and you will see it. pls, give me a Like. Bye

  80. The GF Family Channel

    The GF Family Channel20 hari yang lalu

    i 8

  81. donna zamora

    donna zamora21 hari yang lalu

    I am nine and I love your videos you have amazing videos.

  82. Amit Bro

    Amit Bro21 hari yang lalu

    Nice ☺️

  83. kim varana

    kim varana22 hari yang lalu

    if they all die i would be really sad bucause those are dinosours

  84. Muzan Kibutsuji

    Muzan Kibutsuji22 hari yang lalu

    I- your not wrong....

  85. Dan Traverse

    Dan Traverse22 hari yang lalu

    When he got near that River monster I legit thought he was gonna have his own special steve Irwin moment.

  86. Kyndal's. Angel

    Kyndal's. Angel22 hari yang lalu

    How is he not dead

  87. Muzan Kibutsuji

    Muzan Kibutsuji22 hari yang lalu

    He scares hell and heaven it self

  88. Native Wildman

    Native Wildman22 hari yang lalu

    I let gar go when I catch them but most of the time they get off the line witch is fine with me it is not fun too get a bit from a long nose gar. Good video Coyote!

  89. Ernesto che guera

    Ernesto che guera23 hari yang lalu


  90. Its Sean

    Its Sean23 hari yang lalu

    gar are so fun to catch, and hell to release cus of those teeth, and the rivers and lakes round where i live have plenty gar

  91. BOKIZILLA Boki

    BOKIZILLA Boki23 hari yang lalu


  92. Deena Khan

    Deena Khan23 hari yang lalu

    do you now people hunt sharks and that makes me feel so sad.

  93. Tsukipie

    Tsukipie23 hari yang lalu

    Thanks for this video Coyote and crew! I never would have known. I'm glad there's a petition to help save this species 🐟🐊

  94. Poke Postor

    Poke Postor24 hari yang lalu

    The fish is cool!

  95. Freddy and mario Freddy's Channel

    Freddy and mario Freddy's Channel24 hari yang lalu

    Ok I'm SO glad wild coyote is okay cuz that is basically a DINOSAUR he's carrying 😱😱😱😨😨😨

  96. Karlee M

    Karlee M24 hari yang lalu

    Hi I love your chance

  97. pastel juice

    pastel juice24 hari yang lalu

    I want to make stickers of the amazing creatures. And sell them for awareness of them. I already make stickers and sell them so..... Yep I'm doing it. Ok but I thought the long nose gar was cute.

  98. Mini Muu The Sequel

    Mini Muu The SequelHari Yang lalu

    @pastel juice It's good man

  99. pastel juice

    pastel juiceHari Yang lalu

    @Mini Muu The Sequel im sorry I dont have the moey to open it right now sorry.

  100. Mini Muu The Sequel

    Mini Muu The Sequel3 hari yang lalu

    @pastel juice How about now lol

  101. pastel juice

    pastel juice10 hari yang lalu

    @toota_. art yes it is but it is not open yet

  102. toota_. art

    toota_. art11 hari yang lalu

    @pastel juice is it on etsy rn or no?

  103. Emily Brackett

    Emily Brackett24 hari yang lalu

    I have a question? I'm not quite sure what megafana means. I thought it ment slow to grow? Or does it mean can grow to maximum proportion? I really should know this by now.

  104. John Wilson

    John Wilson25 hari yang lalu

    Aww yes, more recycled content👌

  105. Lanzo is ainm dom

    Lanzo is ainm dom25 hari yang lalu

    He said büeys

  106. Dang Animations

    Dang Animations25 hari yang lalu

    I have a gar skull in my room actually(don worry, I got permission to keep the fish) and seeing this video gave me such a big sense of nostalgia.

  107. FuBrothers Extreme

    FuBrothers Extreme26 hari yang lalu

    I love alligator gars.

  108. Bradley Patterson

    Bradley Patterson26 hari yang lalu



    MANTIK MANTIK27 hari yang lalu

    Bişey anlamiyapta izleyen bir tek ben miyim +1😆😆😆😆

  110. Gracie Baker

    Gracie Baker27 hari yang lalu

    that giant one is probably the world's second largest. the world's largest was 8.5, weighed 327 pounds, and was an estimated 94 years old.

  111. Fishing kid

    Fishing kid27 hari yang lalu

    People like You don’t deserve to leave this world