Everything you need to know about preference points for Wyoming Hunts.
What are preference points?
Preference points are a way to improve your odds of eventually drawing a big game hunting license in Wyoming. Preference points are available for both residents of Wyoming and nonresidents for moose, and for nonresidents for elk, deer, and antelope.
How preference points work
In the draw, 75 percent of available licenses in each hunt area and license type will be allocated to the preference point drawing. In Wyoming, preference points rank applicants pools. The remaining 25 percent of available licenses will be allocated in a random drawing, regardless of preference points. The random drawing is intended to provide everyone who applies a chance of drawing a license, regardless of their preference point total.
When to appy
Purchase a preference point only: July 1 - November 1
Preference point costs are available from the Wyoming Game & Fish Department here.
Other things to know about preference points
Preference points are assigned to the person's sportsperson identification number and are tied to a species, but not to a specific hunt area. You are allowed to apply for different hunt areas from one year to the next.