If I understand correctly you are planning on putting you son in for the region general tag as his first choice. As soon as he draws a first choice tag, his points are used.Thanks guys he already has two points and will be applying for region general tag that always draws 100% in the random draw so I'm not going to waste his points. I know I could put him in for a difficult to draw first choice and put the tag we are after as the second choice but I Don't understand how they do the random draw for your first choice. Last year I didn't have enough points to draw my elk tag but my brother and I ended up drawing the only 2 random tags available after being unsuccessful in the PP drawing. With my luck he would draw the tag which would be a problem because his brother already has an elk tag so I want to get him a deer tag for that area. I just thought it would be a safer bet to purchase the PP after the draw if possible but I am probably over thinking it.
Thanks Musket Man, I think I get it now, I thought I could put in with the non preference point draw and save his points and also buy a PP after the draw but I will just have to put the region general as his second choice.The random draw applies to first choice. It is for everyone that doesnt draw in the PP draw to have some chance to draw. If you draw your 1st choice weather it is in the PP or random draw you WILL use your points. To keep your points you need to apply for a very hard to draw 1st choice and the region tag as your 2nd choice.