Wyoming Preference Point Deadline Sept. 30th

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is sending out 14,000 letters this week to notify hunters that their accumulated preference points are in jeopardy of being lost.

Preference points are available for moose and bighorn sheep and for nonresident elk, deer and antelope.

To maintain preference points, hunters must obtain a point at least every other year. This can be accomplished by applying for a license involving preference points or to purchase preference points at least every other year. If a hunter fails to apply for a license with preference points, purchase a preference point or to apply for a license with the preference point option for two consecutive years, all accumulated preference points for that species will be deleted.

Wyoming has a special application period from July 1 to Sept. 30 when hunters can purchase preference points.

Applications for preference points are accepted online or through the mail. The online application service is found on the Game and Fish Web site, http://gf.state.wy.us. Hunters wanting to apply through the mail can download applications from the Game and Fish Web site or obtain applications at Game and Fish offices and license agents or by calling (307) 777-4600.

Preference points are updated after Sept. 30. Hunters can verify preference point balances on the Game and Fish Web site after mid November.