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Roughneck Country
02-29-2012, 09:33 AM
Does California have a prefernce point system or a bonus point system? There doesn't seem to be very much info on California like the other Western states. Also wondering if you can enter the draw for a preference point only or if you have to submitt the entire tag fee to apply?


02-29-2012, 10:33 AM
California has a modified bonus point system. Yes you can apply for a bonus point only per species, but must purchase a hunting license to do so.

02-29-2012, 10:50 AM
Packer58 is correct it is a modified preference point system where 90% of the deer tags and 75% of elk, antelope and sheep tags go to those with the most points and the remaining tags are offered through random draw. Only one tag total per year can be drawn by a nonresident for elk, antelope, and sheep for each species. A nonresident hunting license is 151.20 and an application for will cost you 255.96 for your first deer application (refundable is you do not get a tag) and 8.13 each for elk, antelope and sheep a nonresident bear tag will cost 269.74 (No drawing)

Hope this helps


02-29-2012, 12:59 PM
Do you guys know when the applications have to be in for the Deer draw?

Muleys 24/7
02-29-2012, 01:58 PM
Do you guys know when the applications have to be in for the Deer draw? pretty sure the deadline is the begining of june. We can't even get new licenses till may.

02-29-2012, 02:27 PM
yeah i believe it has been June 2nd the last several years