Preference Points Going into the Draw


New Member
Aug 12, 2012
Rapid City, SD
I'm sure this has been covered in a thread here but I couldn't find anything. My question is, if I have 18 moose preference points right now, do I actually have 19 when I put in for the draw? Trying to figure out a plan to get out of the moose race. Thanks in advance.


Veteran member
Feb 25, 2014
Eastern Nebraska
And you have to buy the points in a separate application in July through September
That's incorrect- Here it is from the web site.

"For moose and full price bighorn sheep, preference points can be accumulated either by submitting an application for the limited quota drawings or by purchasing a preference point during the preference point application period using the online system as per the dates on pages 2‐3. All applicants who are unsuccessful drawing a moose or full price bighorn sheep license will automatically be awarded a preference point each year they participate in the limited quota drawing. Nonresidents will have the applicable moose ($150) and/or full price bighorn sheep ($150) preference point fees deducted from their license refund."