Black Gap WMA Tragedy – One Way to Help

How can I help?

Those words immediately come to mind when we hear about a tragedy.  As many of you know, Texas wildlife management and conservation suffered a terrible loss in the deaths of Dr. Bob Dittmar, Brandon White and Dewey Stockbridge from a helicopter crash at the Black Gap WMA in Brewster County on August 8th.

Dewey Stockbridge, an employee of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, was the lead biologist at Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area since 2005, and was instrumental in restoring Pronghorn and Desert Bighorn Sheep to their native range in the Trans-Pecos.  But he was also a beloved husband and father of a young family.  He leaves behind his wife Shannon, their son, Jameson – age 5, and daughter, London - age 1.

So how can you help? 

There are many needs to be met, both short-term and long-term.  However, one of the most important needs will be the education of Jameson and London.  We are grateful to share the news that Texas Wildlife Association Director and Executive Committee member Nyle Maxwell and his wife Nancy have established an educational trust fund for Jameson and London for their future education.  The trust is set up to accept gifts from third parties.  

Nancy and Nyle are committed to matching every dollar raised, up to a goal of $100,000, thus establishing a potential trust fund of $200,000.  They – along with TWA member Alan McGraw, who was instrumental in setting up the fund – encourage you to give if you can.    Dewey was not only the guide for Nyle and Alan’s respective Bighorn Sheep hunts, he became a great friend.  We are sure many of you have a very similar story – Dewey was a friend to everyone he met.

If you would like to give the gift of education to Jameson and London, then please donate online below or send a check to:

2020 Stockbridge Children’s Educational Trust
P.O. Box 1425
Georgetown, TX 78627

We very much appreciate your help and consideration,

Texas Wildlife Association


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