Three Perish in Helicopter Crash During Bighorn Sheep Survey
Three Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees died in a helicopter crash on Saturday, August 9 while conducting aerial surveys for desert bighorn sheep. Wildlife Biologist Dewey Stockbridge, Fish and Wildlife Technician Brandon White, and State Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Bob Dittmar died in the crash on TPWD’s Black Gap Wildlife Management Area in Brewster County. The pilot, a private contractor, survived the crash and was transported to El Paso for further treatment. Read the full news release HERE.