After looking at the draw results for my son and I yesterday, I was unable to view any preference points my son had earned in previous years. Puzzled I called the CPW and discovered his CID number had been all jacked up somehow (of course no one in the CPW would have been responsible for this). He had multiple CID numbers on file and sometime last year, in an effort to reconcile those multiple CIDs, the CPW merged them. Unfortunately, his last name ended up misspelled during the reconciliation. Although I did apply for him correctly, the system couldn't find the record of his prior year preference points (because his name was spelled wrong!) so he kind of got screwed.
I've never really paid that close of attention to the CID number, just purchasing licenses and stamps with his full name and hunter safety number online. I WILL be paying attention to the CID number now. Other than get his points back (if the CPW decides to correct this for him) not much we can do about it.
Ya, he was disappointed last night when I told him about it. We'll chalk it up to life isn't fair sometimes and make the best out of it.