YouTuber Bryce Nachtwey recently dodged a bullet. And not one of the many that he and a pair of friends pulled out of the Canoochee River near Fort Stewart, Georgia.\n\n\n\nThe bomb hardly begins to describe their haul.\n\n\n\nIn a June 24, 2022 video from Nachtwey\u2019s YouTube channel, Outdoors Weekly \u2014 which boasts over 400,000 subscribers\u2014the pair discover dozens of rockets, ammo belts, and even grenades near the large Army post.\n\n\n\nFort Stewart composes over 280,000 acres of land extending across five counties, and houses the United States Army\u2019s 3rd Infantry Division.\n\n\n\nNachtwey and his friends faced hundreds of dollars in fines after they pulled 86 military rockets\u2014a majority of which were stuffed in a Delta Airlines duffel bag\u2014along with dozens of 50-caliber rounds, a flare, an anti-tank tracer round, and an old HUM-V communications system, from the waters on Fort Stewart.\n\n\n\nInitially, the only things the environmentalist magnet fishers uprooted was some rebar and the armored inserts to a military flack vest.\n\n\n\nThen their findings got explosive.\n\n\n\n\u201cThere\u2019s gotta be a ton down there,\u201d Nachtwey says ecstatically as they examine the belt of large .50 caliber machine gun ammunition.\n\n\n\nThe group laid out their findings\u2014most of it rusted\u2014alongside the busy highway.\n\n\n\nThings really took off when the group dredged up a small arsenal of what appeared to be rock-ets\u2014stuffed in a suspicious bag.\n\n\n\n\u201cThis is a Delta Airlines bag,\u201d Nachtwey explains. \u201cCompletely random\u2014full of military equip-ment.\u201d\n\n\n\n\u201cDude, it\u2019s so many,\u201d he says, emptying the satchel. \u201cI\u2019m not even gonna count \u2018em\u2026 some of \u2018em are brand new.\u201d\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=l0uMGoW1KPM\nWatch what they found\n\n\n\nThe total number turned out to be 86. Upon further examination, the rockets were identified as sub caliber M-73 rockets. These rockets are used for training and simulate the rocket for the for the Army\u2019s M190 LAW (light antitank weapon) system.\n\n\n\nThe M190 rocket launcher is a very rare Vietnam-era weapon, making the their find even more epic.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\u201cRocket powered motorcycle?\u201d Nachtwey suggests when a broken motorcycle frame is pulled from the water.\n\n\n\nLater, the group call the Army EOD, who responded by contacting a local game warden. The three YouTubers were each issued citations totaling $340.\n\n\n\n\u201cYou gotta have a permit to even be out here doin\u2019 anything, kay?\u201d The game warden explains.\n\n\n\nStill, Nachtwey was pretty certain he was in the right.\n\n\n\n\u201cWe called the DNR before we even started magnet fishing to make sure that it was okay that we can magnet fish at this bridge,\u201d he tells the camera, \u201cand they said as long as we are in a green zone we are golden. The left side of the bridge was in a red zone, so we did not fish on the left side. But the right side was in a green zone, so we fished over there.\u201d\n\n\n\nIn the end, the magnet fishers were vindicated.\n\n\n\nA Statesboro, Georgia, federal court declared on September 9th 2022 that the trio would not face misdemeanor fines.\n\n\n\nNo attempts will be made by the Army to search for more displaced equipment.\n\n\n\n\u201cWe will not be searching for additional ordnance because we know we are an active training installation and having ordnance in the environment is a reality of preparing our units to answer the nation\u2019s call,\u201d an Army spokesperson said when the Military Times reached out for comment.