“I enjoyed reading what you have done, with so much information that most people would be unaware of, ‘fascinating stuff’. I look forward to seeing more of the same.” 

Dr Tony English  - Deer Industry Association of Australia


“That Rusa project looks exciting. Go to it! I'll help you if I can. Projects like yours are very valuable - for eternity!”
"What a book! I got it 3rd day of Christmas, and could not put it down! What a labor of love and what a trove of historical irreplaceable information! Congratulations! A work of exceptional quality and value. And kudos to your very insightful publisher as well. A great achievement, and a book whose value will only appreciate with time.When I opened your book I got a double jolt, seeing that magnificent caribou head you were carrying and reading the dedication to your mother"."The rusa book is so good, that it gives you standing as somebody with substance. You did a great job. That means you will do a great job what ever you tackle".
Dr Valarius Geist - Author of such books; Living on the Edge: The Mountain Goat's World, by Valerius Geist, Dale E. Toweill, October 19, 2010
Moose: Behavior, Ecology, Conservation, by Valerius Geist, Robert Wegner (Foreword By), Michael H. Francis (Photographer), November 26, 2005
Whitetail Tracks: The Deer's History & Impact in North America, by Valerius Geist, Michael H. Francis (Photographer) September 2001
Antelope Country: Pronghorns: The Last Americans, by Valerius Geist, Michael H. Francis (Photographer) 2001
Return of Royalty: Wild Sheep of North America, by Valerius Geist, Dale E. Toweill, Ken Carlson (Illustrator) 1999
Mule Deer Country, by Valerius Geist, Michael H. Francis, October 31, 1990
Deer of the World: Their Evolution, Behaviour, and Ecology, by Valerius Geist, Swan Hill Press (February 16, 1999)
Buffalo Nation: History and Legend of the North American Bison, by Valerius Geist, May 9, 1998 (also 1996)
Wild Sheep Country, by Valerius Geist, Michael H. Francis (Photographer), September 1993
Elk Country, by Valerius Geist, June 1993 (also 1991)
Life Strategies, Human Evolution, Environmental Design: Toward a Biological Theory of Health, by Valerius Geist, January 26, 1979
Mountain Sheep: A Study in Behavior and Evolution. Wildlife Behavior and Ecology Series, by Valerius Geist, 1971
Wildlife Conservation Policy, by Valerius Geist and Ian McTaggart-Cowan October 15, 1995


“I had not seen any of the proofs, or unbound sheets before today, congratulations, you should be very proud that the culmination of all your dedicated work set’s a new Benchmark for publications regarding deer in Australia. Fantastic Effort; good hunting.”

Bob Burke - Editor Wild Deer Magazine


The print quality is magnificent, well done on such a fine book well overdue in Australian deer hunting. Can’t wait to get stuck into it when work is over”.

Boris - Professional Artist & Cartoonist


“Arrived home at 9.30pm tonight and the book was already here. I spent the last 2 hours looking at the photos, have not had time to even read the captions. Book looks great, can hardly wait to start reading it. Will not be rushing it, looks like it will involve some very interesting reading. Congratulations, I certainly hope you get the credit you deserve for producing something that records a large part of the deerstalking history of Australia, maybe the ‘culture’ has changed but the history, and the facts surrounding, will not.”

Ron Thomas - Experienced deer hunter