It used to be that if you applied for a license, but did not buy a fishing license or any other license, you were just working the point system, your refund had $25 less than someone else's. Now you can opt out of that fee, but you also opt out of preference points.
If I'm reading the paper app right, you check the box to opt out of the pref point and $25. If you want a point, do not check the box. I haven't looked at the online version. But it's supposed to be an opt out, not an opt in rule.
One of the best ways to scout your hunting area is to look for signs that mature animals leave behind. Wallows, scrapes, rubs and areas littered with tracks are great evidence that game are using your area. But why not look for the single piece of evidence that you are hunting for when fall rolls around anyway... antlers. Game animals in the family cervidae shed their antlers annually. Why not use these unique souvenirs as a way of helping you fill your tag next fall?
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