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. Ty Ramirez

    Ty Ramirez

    18 soat oldin

    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!!!

    • Ty Ramirez

      Ty Ramirez

      17 soat oldin

      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.

  2. ken glass

    ken glass

    Kun oldin

    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.

  3. C de Ruijter & S Darmanin

    C de Ruijter & S Darmanin

    2 kun oldin

    Holland I am Dutch

  4. Loyd William Watson

    Loyd William Watson

    2 kun oldin

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

  5. Samm3y


    3 kun oldin

    we have gars at my dad's ranch

  6. OhReally


    4 kun oldin

    SIGN THE petition we CAN MAKE A CHANGE!

  7. Hmmm


    4 kun oldin

    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

  8. Joe Chilson

    Joe Chilson

    5 kun oldin

    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

  9. Nidhan Sandhu

    Nidhan Sandhu

    5 kun oldin

    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

  10. Imani Tucker

    Imani Tucker

    6 kun oldin

    Give the gar guys a animal planet show 🗣

  11. Ruby


    6 kun oldin

    I used to watch you when I was 7

  12. Hari Yoganathan

    Hari Yoganathan

    7 kun oldin

    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!

  13. Chris Wilkin

    Chris Wilkin

    7 kun oldin


  14. wmerton21


    8 kun oldin

    More docile than most dogs

  15. Da furry boi

    Da furry boi

    8 kun oldin

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

  16. Hifza Batool

    Hifza Batool

    8 kun oldin

    Poor aligater gar{••}.

  17. King Ammonite

    King Ammonite

    8 kun oldin

    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.

  18. Destro7000


    8 kun oldin

    Imagine doing that to a human

  19. Fusion Developer

    Fusion Developer

    8 kun oldin

    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.)

  20. Because Video Games

    Because Video Games

    9 kun oldin

    Know if gar grew legs that would be scarry

  21. KawaiiFawnn


    9 kun oldin

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

    • Hana Rmoo

      Hana Rmoo

      9 kun oldin

      lololololol THATS NOT CUTEEE

  22. YukariWillKillYou


    9 kun oldin

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

  23. Jennica Adams

    Jennica Adams

    9 kun oldin

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

  24. Brucifer Mephistopheles

    Brucifer Mephistopheles

    10 kun oldin

    Jeremy Wades favorite fish!

  25. B Elmi

    B Elmi

    10 kun oldin


  26. sonk bedus

    sonk bedus

    10 kun oldin

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

  27. Jill Henderson

    Jill Henderson

    10 kun oldin

    Peterson needs a TV show on animal planet

  28. Uncle Jimmy

    Uncle Jimmy

    11 kun oldin

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

  29. Valcross


    11 kun oldin

    So cool !!!! 😎

  30. Beth Graham

    Beth Graham

    11 kun oldin

    Fcfff. For for.

  31. Rudy Lal

    Rudy Lal

    12 kun oldin

    Love the vids

  32. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones

    12 kun oldin

    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

  33. Pythonmmm Channel

    Pythonmmm Channel

    12 kun oldin

    river to 20 mil subs

  34. Char.x. Kouvr_

    Char.x. Kouvr_

    12 kun oldin

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

  35. Pus Grey & Pus Meng

    Pus Grey & Pus Meng

    12 kun oldin

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

  36. Free Styel

    Free Styel

    13 kun oldin

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

  37. Dobbies Revenge

    Dobbies Revenge

    13 kun oldin

    Gar are more of a pest fish like carp

  38. Random Watermelons

    Random Watermelons

    13 kun oldin

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

  39. Inga Guy

    Inga Guy

    13 kun oldin

    it is so big and cool

  40. Arie Ganesha

    Arie Ganesha

    13 kun oldin

    I'm your big. Fan

  41. Arie Ganesha

    Arie Ganesha

    13 kun oldin


  42. animal Games

    animal Games

    14 kun oldin

    He should do one with penguins

  43. Savannah Riley

    Savannah Riley

    14 kun oldin

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

  44. Darryl Felton

    Darryl Felton

    14 kun oldin

    This only happens by the Grace of GOD

  45. Darryl Felton

    Darryl Felton

    14 kun oldin

    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)

  46. Darryl Felton

    Darryl Felton

    14 kun oldin

    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.

  47. Darryl Felton

    Darryl Felton

    14 kun oldin

    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.

  48. Chloe Fuentes

    Chloe Fuentes

    14 kun oldin

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

  49. Rashneet 77

    Rashneet 77

    14 kun oldin

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

  50. Fighting Flanker

    Fighting Flanker

    14 kun oldin

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

  51. Nicole Jacksongv

    Nicole Jacksongv

    15 kun oldin


  52. Chernobyl Charles

    Chernobyl Charles

    15 kun oldin

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

  53. Mini Zhao

    Mini Zhao

    15 kun oldin

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

  54. XdRubixx 503

    XdRubixx 503

    15 kun oldin

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

  55. Darryl Felton

    Darryl Felton

    15 kun oldin

    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.

  56. Aly Azzam

    Aly Azzam

    15 kun oldin

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

  57. Gadin Chintakind

    Gadin Chintakind

    15 kun oldin

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

  58. Oscar Sigersted

    Oscar Sigersted

    15 kun oldin


  59. LazR


    15 kun oldin

    Mr Fish

  60. The GF Family Channel

    The GF Family Channel

    15 kun oldin

    ohh don't get hurt coyote :(

  61. tsiff


    15 kun oldin

    That gar is built different 😈😈

  62. Lala Duh ༄

    Lala Duh ༄

    15 kun oldin

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

  63. Doha Abdul

    Doha Abdul

    16 kun oldin

    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

    • The GF Family Channel

      The GF Family Channel

      15 kun oldin

      i 8

  64. donna zamora

    donna zamora

    16 kun oldin

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

  65. Amit Bro

    Amit Bro

    16 kun oldin

    Nice ☺️

  66. kim varana

    kim varana

    17 kun oldin

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

    • Muzan Kibutsuji

      Muzan Kibutsuji

      17 kun oldin

      I- your not wrong....

  67. Dan Traverse

    Dan Traverse

    17 kun oldin

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

  68. Kyndal's. Angel

    Kyndal's. Angel

    17 kun oldin

    How is he not dead

    • Muzan Kibutsuji

      Muzan Kibutsuji

      17 kun oldin

      He scares hell and heaven it self

  69. Native Wildman

    Native Wildman

    18 kun oldin

    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!

  70. Ernesto che guera

    Ernesto che guera

    18 kun oldin


  71. Its Sean

    Its Sean

    18 kun oldin

    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

  72. BOKIZILLA Boki


    18 kun oldin


  73. Deena Khan

    Deena Khan

    19 kun oldin

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

  74. Tsukipie


    19 kun oldin

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

  75. Gregory Flynn

    Gregory Flynn

    19 kun oldin

    The fish is cool!

  76. Freddy and mario Freddy's Channel

    Freddy and mario Freddy's Channel

    19 kun oldin

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

  77. Karlee M

    Karlee M

    19 kun oldin

    Hi I love your chance

  78. pastel juice

    pastel juice

    19 kun oldin

    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.

    • pastel juice

      pastel juice

      5 kun oldin

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

    • toota_. art

      toota_. art

      6 kun oldin

      @pastel juice is it on etsy rn or no?

    • pastel juice

      pastel juice

      6 kun oldin

      I dont have it open right now but its on etsy Pastel clouds

    • iijulia


      7 kun oldin

      I t

    • iijulia


      7 kun oldin

      S e l l

  79. Emily Brackett

    Emily Brackett

    20 kun oldin

    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.

  80. John Wilson

    John Wilson

    20 kun oldin

    Aww yes, more recycled content👌

  81. Lanzo is ainm dom

    Lanzo is ainm dom

    20 kun oldin

    He said büeys

  82. Dang Animations

    Dang Animations

    21 kun oldin

    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.

  83. FuBrothers Extreme

    FuBrothers Extreme

    21 kun oldin

    I love alligator gars.

  84. Bradley Patterson

    Bradley Patterson

    21 kun oldin




    22 kun oldin

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

  86. Gracie Baker

    Gracie Baker

    22 kun oldin

    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.

  87. Fishing kid

    Fishing kid

    22 kun oldin

    People like You don’t deserve to leave this world

  88. BF


    23 kun oldin

    I wish they were harmful and were 20 feet long

  89. KayAnna Mosher

    KayAnna Mosher

    23 kun oldin

    Low key it kinda looks like the gar was enjoying being pet. Plus that fish is just so chill.

  90. MaryJo Z

    MaryJo Z

    23 kun oldin

    Cool fish

  91. nilesdemiles_


    24 kun oldin

    Ik ben trots op de Nederlanders

  92. Oliver Stephan

    Oliver Stephan

    24 kun oldin

    Someone should shoot these bow fishers with a bow.. Then they would know how it feels to get penetrated that much.. Sad world!!

  93. Vio dwi Cahyanto

    Vio dwi Cahyanto

    24 kun oldin

    Gak ngerti bahasa Inggris

  94. haras floressd

    haras floressd

    24 kun oldin

    The intro looked like an extinct species

  95. Oliver Barker

    Oliver Barker

    24 kun oldin

    I mean I found a couple in rdr 2

  96. Erný Mr.

    Erný Mr.

    25 kun oldin


  97. Collin Pugh

    Collin Pugh

    25 kun oldin

    any other fish fights for its life when its caught but these magnificent beasts are so relaxed and just looking to live its life by itself. what an absolute legend. these fish are amazing pieces of history. happy to be a neighbor of an absolute legend itself being "Coyote". You sir are a movement in itself.

  98. Tosha Jernigan

    Tosha Jernigan

    25 kun oldin

    Save the gars🦎🦈

  99. Ben Henderson68

    Ben Henderson68

    25 kun oldin

    Jesus is king

  100. Ak33f Pl4yz

    Ak33f Pl4yz

    26 kun oldin

    Omg i used to watch you as a kid