Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


What is the value of building up Special Permit points?

Building up Special Permit points gives you a better chance in these random drawings. Each Special Permit category has a separate drawing.

If we compare the drawing to pulling a ticket out of a barrel, building up points gives you more tickets. The system squares your points. That means that a person with one point ends up with one ticket in the barrel (1x1=1). A person with 10 points ends up with 100 tickets (10x10=100).

The system randomly pulls out all these tickets in order. At the end, each application will keep and use the lowest number it drew. The lower the number the better, as spot number one earns the first overall pick. With more points, an application has a better chance of drawing a better pick.

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24th of March, 2015