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TPWD Tragic Accident #6963684
08/14/20 10:12 AM
08/14/20 10:12 AM
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Texas Hill Country
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Cedar Hacker Offline OP
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Texas Hill Country
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department lost three employees in a helicopter crash while doing survey work on the Desert Bighorn Sheep on the Black Gap Game Management Area in far West Texas.
The men died while on a project that they were totally dedicated to.

I knew two of them as they were from the area where I live in the Northwest Hill Country of Texas.

Their photos have been posted by the department.

[Linked Image]

Dr. Bob Dittmar is on the left and had a veterinary practice in Kerrville. He has worked on the sheep project for several years. He sold his practice and went to work for TPWD as their first veterinarian and has been working on research on CWD. Dr. Bob was an outstanding individual.

Dewey Stockbridge in the middle was from Mason and was a game biologist stationed on a management area in the Alpine vicinity. He also has been involved in the sheep program for 10 years or so. A fine young man.

Brandon White was a field personnel that I did not know.

May they all rest in peace and God bless their souls.


Nature is my religion, the earth is my Church
Gun control is using both hands

Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: Cedar Hacker] #6963690
08/14/20 10:19 AM
08/14/20 10:19 AM
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Norborne MO
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Norborne MO
Prayers sent out to the families and there friends.


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Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: Cedar Hacker] #6963691
08/14/20 10:20 AM
08/14/20 10:20 AM
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Llano, Texas, USA
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I met Dittmar in a CWD class in Amarillo. Seemed like a good guy. I own property right outside big bend state park, but never had the opportunity to meet the other two gentlemen unless it was in passing. Iíve lived here in Llano for the last 20 years so it possible our paths have crossed. Texas parks and wildlife are pretty active in our area. Itís a sad deal.

Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: Cedar Hacker] #6963692
08/14/20 10:21 AM
08/14/20 10:21 AM
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Ky
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Ky
Tragic loss !! Prayers sent...

Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: Cedar Hacker] #6963699
08/14/20 10:26 AM
08/14/20 10:26 AM
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Nebraska, Dawson County
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Nebraska, Dawson County
Prayers sent for their families and friends.

May they rest in peace.



Charlie


Old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm.

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Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: Cedar Hacker] #6963747
08/14/20 11:19 AM
08/14/20 11:19 AM
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Sorry to hear that. Prayers for their familys.


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Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: lee steinmeyer] #6963775
08/14/20 12:12 PM
08/14/20 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by lee steinmeyer
Sorry to hear that. Prayers for their familys.

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Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: Cedar Hacker] #6963779
08/14/20 12:21 PM
08/14/20 12:21 PM
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NW Mo
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Prayers sent for their family and friends

Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: Cedar Hacker] #6963782
08/14/20 12:23 PM
08/14/20 12:23 PM
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Kansas
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Kansas
Sad to here. Prayers sent


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Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: Hills of Texas] #6963976
08/14/20 04:31 PM
08/14/20 04:31 PM
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Texas Hill Country
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Originally Posted by Hills of Texas
I met Dittmar in a CWD class in Amarillo. Seemed like a good guy. I own property right outside big bend state park, but never had the opportunity to meet the other two gentlemen unless it was in passing. Iíve lived here in Llano for the last 20 years so it possible our paths have crossed. Texas parks and wildlife are pretty active in our area. Itís a sad deal.


Dewey was living in Alpine and was the manager of the Elephant Mountain WMA about 30 miles south of Alpine. I think the WMA is only about 30 miles or so from Big Bend. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

His parents still live in Mason. Several years ago his aunt and her daughter were riding a four wheeler on a county road and wrecked with a pickup on a blind curve, killing his cousin and his aunt losing her leg. Tragedy seems to follow this family.


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Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: Cedar Hacker] #6964357
08/14/20 09:44 PM
08/14/20 09:44 PM
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East Texas
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Tragic loss

Apparently the pilot survived but I have heard no update on his condition

Preliminary report indicates mechanical failure I read

Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: Cedar Hacker] #6964399
08/14/20 11:05 PM
08/14/20 11:05 PM
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The Hill Country of Texas
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I met Mr. White and he was a great blend of professional and good ol boy. The kind of man that makes me proud to call Texas home.


I will spend a moment or 2 on my knees for all of their families and loved ones. Rest in peace gentlemen you will be missed.


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Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: Cedar Hacker] #6964447
08/15/20 03:39 AM
08/15/20 03:39 AM
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PA Venango Co.
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Prayers for friends and family.


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Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: Cedar Hacker] #6964555
08/15/20 07:42 AM
08/15/20 07:42 AM
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Northern Wisconsin,Rhinelander
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You just never know when it is your time to go. Live every day like it is your last and keep the regrets to a minimum. Prayers and strength to to all the family and friends grieving.

Chris


>>In God we trust<<
Re: TPWD Tragic Accident [Re: Cedar Hacker] #6965010
08/15/20 03:52 PM
08/15/20 03:52 PM
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Maryland
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So sad. Prayers sent.

God bless, Swampfox

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