Preference points


Well-Known Member
Apr 3, 2018
If someone moves out of California but they still apply in the draw, do they keep their preference points from when they were a resident or do they have to start over?


Active Member
Feb 29, 2012
My understanding is you keep your points. Cali does not have non resident specific tags although they do have non resident license and tag fees. If you buy a lifetime license your good even if moving out of state. Although I do not know how tag fees work. Does anyone know if you have lifetime license and move out of state do you have non resident tag fees? I think you can get around that by purchasing the lifetime license big game package?


"yes,it killed the hound..ferocious bitch she was"
Aug 2, 2013
lifetime license plus big game package gets you points for life for deer tag 1 or until you draw that D16 or A zone tag [then sadly its back to 0}....if a dude was to buy a 2nd deer tag..he would pay the non res sitting on 18 points in CA. for all species.. I hate CA.

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