Olympic Peninsula Hunting

Olympic Peninsula Hunting

World renown hunting consultant and booking agent Dale Hedgpeth with an Olympic Peninsula Roosevelt Elk taken on a hunting trip with Dean Swerin Owner of Aventure Northwest.

The Olympic Peninsula is world famous for its Roosevelt Elk which boast some of the largest racks in the world.

Dale Hedgpeth with an Olympic Peninsula Roosevelt Elk taken on a hunting trip with Dean Swerin Owner of Aventure Northwest.

Dale Hedgpeth is a world renowned hunting consultant and booking agent and  has been able to hunt throughout the world and has been "stung" by misrepresented hunts and by outfitters who do not or cannot produce what they advertise. As a result, he is adamant about maintaining integrity in his company, Hedgpeth's Adventures in Hunting.

Below is what he had to say about his Olympic Peninsula Hunting Trip with Dean Swerin of Aventure Northwest.

About the Outfitter

This very personable individual is a lifetime resident of Forks Washington located on the westside of the Olympic Peninsula. He has been guiding for 21 years and knows the area like the back of his hand. He was able to locate a different heard of Elk every day that I hunted with him in October of 1998.

He is a totally competent hunting guide to guide for Modern Firearm Hunters as well as Bowhunters and Muzzleloaders. His Elk calling ability is unsurpassed--knowing how to blow the various calls is one thing, but knowing when to use each option at the exact right time and cadence is a skill that few guides really know.

He is a master at his craft !

How The Hunts are Conducted

The clients arrive in Forks, Washington and stay in the selected motel. The best restaurant in town is 100 yards away. It opens at 4:30 in the morning and will prepare ample sack lunches for the clients. The portions are fit for a lumberjack, but the prices are very reasonable indeed. The client is responsible for all meals during the hunting dates.

The outfitter will pick up the clients at their rooms at the agreed upon time. The hunting is conducted in the abundant forests of the Olympic Peninsula beginning just a short distance from Forks. The logging roads interlace the forests which allows penetration into the deep Olympic forests.

The hunt will be a combination of driving and walking into strategic sites to find the Elk herds or to intersect the elusive Blacktail Deer as it meanders through the foliage. The Bears are normally found in or near known berry patches or just a chance encounter as they are roaming around.

Costs of The Hunts


Modern Firearm, Black Powder & Archery

$2000.00 5 days 1 on 1
$400.00 per day for each extra day 1 on 1


Modern Firearm, Black Powder & Archery
Average size 2 to 3 Point 125 to 175 lbs. with
exceptional bucks in the area to be had.

$1750.00 5 days 1 on 1
$350.00 per day for each extra day 1 on 1
(bear can be hunted during all Deer seasons at no extra charge!)

Black Bear

Bear only hunts will be conducted only in August and
September with the exception of during the season for
Early Archery Deer.
Early combo Deer / Bear from Sept. 1st to Sept. 30th

3 days 4 nights $1050.00
5 days 6 nights $1550.00

Custom hunts available. Call or E-mail for information

Contact Dean at:

Dean  360-374-5247
During May June July and August please call my
Alaska numbers
907-262-3275 Cell Phone 907-252-1710
E-Mail will also be answered during this time.
Aventure Northwest
PO Box 1609 Forks, Washington 98331