The deadline for Wyoming hunters to apply for preference points to give them an edge in seeking hunting licenses is Sept. 30th, according to Wyoming Game and Fish Department spokesman Al Langston. He says the department sent out more than 17,000 letters to hunters earlier this summer to notify them that their accumulated preference points are in jeopardy of being lost.

Langston says hunters may apply to purchase preference points from July through September. Preference points help to increase the odds of drawing resident moose and bighorn sheep licenses and also apply for nonresident elk, deer, and antelope. Hunters must apply for a license involving preference points or purchase preference points at least every other year to maintain their accumulated points.