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Hunters can only apply for one preference point for each species per year. Residents can apply for moose and bighorn sheep points; nonresidents can apply for moose, bighorn sheep, elk, deer and antelope. The deadline to apply is by midnight Nov. 2 online.

Some top facts to know about preference points:
 

  • Hunters must apply for a point at least one every two years to keep accumulating a balance.
  • If you drew your first choice for a hunt this year, you are not eligible to apply for preference points to use in next year’s draw for that species.
  • If you applied for moose or bighorn sheep last year and were unsuccessful, you already accumulated a preference point.
  • Youth have preference points, too, and they are at a youth-price. Youth points are for hunters 12 to 17 years old.
  • If you were a nonresident unsuccessful in drawing your first-choice elk, deer or antelope license during the initial draw last year, you were not automatically awarded a preference point. You must apply for a point to accumulate one.

Preference points are usable for full price licenses in any hunt areas. Prices are based on the species.

Kimberly Broskey
License Draw Accountant

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