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Sure is a lot of money..........for a preference point!
$100 Sheep
$75 Moose
$50 Elk
$40 Deer
$30 Antelope

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I agree. My buddies and I put in for a deer hunt in 2002 and were successful the first try. I believe the tag was $220 then. I think the chances for being drawn were somewhere around 90%. My cousin's father-in-law gets drawn every year for deer in Region F . Doesn't really seem like you need a preference point. Putting a $40 price on a preference point raise the price of the tag significantly. I would love to go back to Wyoming for another deer hunt or possibly try my hand at a bull. It's too bad that they are charging so much for a preference point. I'm curious to see how it will improve a hunters chance of being drawn when it seem like the probability is already pretty favorable. What do you guys think? Think

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Personally, I am not going to pay $40 for a deer point. there are good units that have very good odds. Elk is another story. My friends and I are definitely going to get in the game. We have a unit picked out witgh low draw odds that w/o PP we would never draw. This way we know our odds are going to go up. I've got some moose and sheep points but haven't decided to saty in or not yet. $225 for the 3 species is a lot. Especially when I send money to CO, MT, WA, & AZ every year.

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well wont be going back there to hunt anymore . i live in missouri and the state is way to low for nonresidents conpared to most states

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Sure is a lot of money..........for a preference point!
$100 Sheep
$75 Moose
$50 Elk
$40 Deer
$30 Antelope

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we get people from all over in missouri. and i dont think nonresidents should pay high prices but i think they should make any one pay the same amount there state charges thean maybe things would get done

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Wow! That is tough to swallow. A preference point in Utah is $5.

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RBH,
Yes those prices are tough to swallow but they will pay off. The PP fee in UT is $5 but completely useless for a NR trying to draw an Elk tag.

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Its just a sneaky way to charge you more every year to apply for tags,you arnt getting any preference for your money you are just staying even with everyone else that bought the points.

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Houndchaser,
If there are enough tags, the points will give you "preference" sooner or later. With the higher cost, a lot of people will not participate. Thus, they will pay off sooner.
Your point is very valid where the # of tags available is too small for anyone’s “preference” to mean anything. WY Sheep and Moose for example. I don’t mind paying for “preference” ......if it will pay off eventually

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Ido believe Im anold dog but hunting is turning into a rich man sport but and thats a big word. the point system does give everyone a chance at good areas coyotedube alis dubekills neener!

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