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Time to Apply For Wyoming Preference Points

July 9, 2008.

You can apply for Preference Points for future Wyoming big game hunts between July 1 and September 30.

75% of the premier licenses in Wyoming going to those with the most Preference Points, with only 25% being randomly assigned. If you want to get in on Wyoming's best hunts, you need to be building points.

The Preference Point system was instituted in Wyoming beginning in 2006 for Elk, Deer, and Antelope. The Preference Point system for sheep and moose has been in place for approximately 10 years longer than this.

If you applied for sheep or moose earlier this year, you were required to purchase a preference point and don't need to do so now.

If you applied for elk, deer, or antelope earlier this year, you had the option to apply for a preference point. If you took this option, you can't apply for an additional preference point now.

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 a Preference Point for two consecutive years, your accumulated Preference Points will be deleted.

Preference Points cost:

  • $100.00 for Sheep
  • $75.00 for Moose
  • $50.00 for Elk
  • $40.00 for Deer
  • $30.00 for Antelope

You can apply online at the WGFD website.

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