Wyoming Preference Point Purchase Window

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Wyoming, along with a few other states, allows points to be purchased directly without going through a draw. Points can be purchased through the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Below we’ll cover the basics of the Wyoming Preference Point direct purchase process.

When is the Wyoming preference point deadline?

Wyoming typically opens and closes their point sale dates are the same each year for the preference point purchase window. For more information on how points apply in various draws, you can read further about hunting opportunities in Wyoming.

The point purchase window typically opens on July 1st and continues through October 31st. However, Wyoming does not open or close draws and sales on weekends or holidays, and rather holds the events the first weekday following the standard event date. The 2023 dates are below, and you can track the application date and your points in the OnPoint app.

Preference Point Sale BeginsJuly 3rd, 2023
Preference Point Sale ClosesOctober 31st, 2023

How much does a Wyoming preference point cost and what species are available?

Wyoming allows purchase of all points types during the points purchase windows. A summary of the available points and their cost in Wyoming are below.

ItemResident PriceNon-Resident Price
Moose Point$7.00$150.00
Bighorn Sheep Point$7.00$150.00
Elk PointN/A$52.00
Deer PointN/A$41.00
Pronhorn Antelope PointN/A$31.00

What is required to purchase points during the points-only period?

Unlike purchases during normal draws, you do not need to have an active license to purchase points during the window. You only need to pay the required fee for the type of points you are buying.

Categories: Point Purchase, Wyoming

About the Author: Danny

Danny is an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He got into western big game hunting in 2016 and has been hooked ever since. He began hunting as a child in the bluff country of Western Wisconsin.

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