How to Apply for Wyoming Preference Points

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The Wyoming preference points system is designed to improve an applicant’s odds of eventually drawing a tag.

How to Apply for Wyoming Preference Points

You can apply for Wyoming Preference Points for future Wyoming big game hunts in July. A whopping 75% of the premier licenses in Wyoming go to those with the most Preference Points. If you want a quality Wyoming hunt, start building your points this year! The Wyoming Preference Point system began in 2006 for elk, deer, and antelope. A point system for sheep and moose has been in place a bit longer.

Don’t Forget to Purchase Preference Points!

  • If you already applied for sheep or moose, you were required to purchase a preference point and don’t need to do so now.
  • If you applied for elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, or antelope earlier this year, you had the option to apply for a preference point. You can’t apply for an additional preference point now if you took this option.
  • You can fail to apply for a license or fail to purchase a Preference Point for one year without losing accumulated Preference Points. However, if you fail to properly apply for a license or purchase Points for two consecutive years, your accumulated Preference Points will be deleted.
  • To maintain preference points, don’t apply for an easy-to-draw units as a 1st choice.
  • If you want to hunt more often without losing points, apply for hard-to-draw units as 1st choice and easy-to-draw units as your 2nd choice.
  • If you have a child that wants to hunt, be sure to start building their preference points as soon as they are old enough.

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