Author Bud Holste’s New Book “The DNA of a Game Warden” Is an Autobiographical Account of His Career as a Game Warden

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Recent release “The DNA of a Game Warden” from Page Publishing author Bud Holste is an entertaining memoir of his life and eventful career in wildlife enforcement in Ohio and, later, the state of Washington.

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Bud Holste, a retired game warden with a lifelong fascination with wildlife who now resides in the state of Washington, has completed his new book “The DNA of a Game Warden”: a candid reflection on his life as a hunter and wildlife enforcement officer.

The term “game warden” is a generic one for a group of wildlife enforcement officers. Harold “Bud” L. Holste developed from a boy who loved to watch wildlife to a thirty-one-and-a-half-year career wildlife enforcement officer, even working undercover with a beard and ponytail for eight years to arrest the hardened criminals.

The events and stories told here are true, some humorous and entertaining. Bud started as a field officer called a game protector in Ohio, moved to the state of Washington with a position of wildlife agent, was promoted to a sergeant, transferred to SIU, and finally, was promoted to captain, supervisor of the Washington Statewide Special Investigation Unit. The DNA test results for a game protector, a wildlife agent, a sergeant, a special investigator and a captain, all came back to one and the same person, a game warden called Bud. The common gene found in them all, an inquisitive mind. Bud has had many opportunities to fish, hunt, raft white water, and enjoy the great outdoors.

Bud’s many opportunities watching and working with wildlife was an additional benefit. Bud received a black eye, suffered a broken nose, was assaulted, had to physically arrest several violators, saved a child from being kidnapped, and felt like he was going to get shot four times. He also thought he was going to die in a vehicle accident thirty days before he would retire. Always keep your finger off the trigger until a target is acquired, the refrigerator you save might be your own! Bud’s instincts and, on a couple occasions, a compass always brought him back to his vehicle so he wouldn’t have to walk around a tree all night to keep warm. Was he lucky or gifted? Readers can decide after reading “The DNA of a Game Warden”.

Published by Page Publishing, Bud Holste’s engrossing book is a must-read for avid hunters, conservations or persons interested in becoming a wildlife enforcement officer.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The DNA of a Game Warden” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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