It’s Time to Purchase Wyoming Preference Points


It’s time to purchase Wyoming preference points! Points for all species are on sale from July 3rd through October 31st. Any points you purchase this year can be used in the 2024 application draw or beyond. Don’t wait. Pick up a point each for elk, deer and antelope and set yourself set up for great hunts in the future!

Hunters Must Purchase Wyoming Preference Points July 3 – October 31

As a reminder, Wyoming does NOT provide the option to automatically purchase a point if you are unsuccessful in the license draw. Whether or not you applied in the draw, you’ll need to visit the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish (WDFG) website to purchase points. You have from July 3 until October 31. If you miss this window you will not get a point for 2022. So don’t procrastinate – get it done this summer!

To get started, CLICK HERE and follow the steps to purchase your preference points. If you don’t already have an account with WDFG, you will need to create a new account. It’s fast and easy to do. You do not need to apply for any specific units. Preference points are species specific. But they are not specific to a particular unit or season. You may purchase one point for each species. We recommend purchasing a point each for elk, deer and antelope.

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Why Purchase Preference Points in Wyoming

Whether or not you have plans to hunt in Wyoming, purchasing preference points now is a great idea. This will make planning a future hunt much easier. And it will open up more options for you in the future.

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As a nonresident hunter, having preference points will greatly increase your chances of drawing your licenses. Most of the elk areas require points to draw. Many Mule deer units also require points to draw. While some pronghorn hunts can be drawn without points, having preference points will greatly increase your options, and help ensure that you draw a tag when you’re ready to book a hunt.

Purchasing points in Wyoming is relatively inexpensive. Unlike some other western states, you are not required to purchase a nonresident hunting license in order to acquire points. You can simply log into your account on the WGFD website, and purchase one point, per species, per year. A Wyoming preference point for antelope is $31. A point for deer is $41. And a preference point for elk in Wyoming is $52.

Wyoming Preference Points Are Now On Sale

Start Building Points in Wyoming This Year

If you haven’t started building preference points in Wyoming, don’t wait. It’s easy and it will create much better hunting opportunities for you in the future. CLICK HERE to get started.

One thing is for sure, tags aren’t getting any easier to draw. Wyoming is seeing more and more big game license applicants each year. When you’re ready to plan that hunting trip, having preference points will be a big asset and help make our job of securing your licenses much easier.

To learn more about hunting in Wyoming with us at Table Mountain Outfitters, please explore the rest of our website. If you have specific questions, you can give us a call at 307-632-6352 or send us a message.

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Ethan Smith is a seasoned marine veteran, professional blogger, witty and edgy writer, and an avid hunter. He spent a great deal of his childhood years around the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. Watching active hunters practise their craft initiated him into the world of hunting and rubrics of outdoor life. He also honed his writing skills by sharing his outdoor experiences with fellow schoolmates through their high school’s magazine. Further along the way, the US Marine Corps got wind of his excellent combination of skills and sought to put them into good use by employing him as a combat correspondent. He now shares his income from this prestigious job with his wife and one kid. Read more >>