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How to look up your California preference points

How to look up California preference points

Finding out how many preference points you have built up in California can be a lengthy process, especially when compared to other states. Below is a step by step walkthrough to look up how many preference points you have in California.

If you want to skip a few steps, click on the blue button below to be taken directly to California's licensing login page. Then, proceed to step 4.

California hunting licensing login page

Step 1

For starters, head over to California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s homepage.

Step 2

In the upper right portion of the screen, click on “Login.”

California Fish And Wildlife homepage

Step 3

Now, on the left side of the screen you will see, “Log into CDFW Systems” and below that will be “License Sales and Service.” You’ll want to click that link.

California hunting license sales page

Step 4

Now you are at the CDFW login page. At the bottom, click on “Customer Login/Register.”

Hunting in California login in page

Step 5

Now you'll need to fill out the "Customer Search Criteria." So enter in your date of birth and your last name, then click “Next.” 

California hunter customer account search page

Step 6

You will now need to select an official document identification type to complete the search for your account. Once you have completed this step, click “Next.” In my opinion, the easiest method here is using your state-issued drivers license.

Official document id page for California hunting

Step 7

Once at your customer account profile page, in the upper right, you will want to click on “View My Draw Applications / Preference Points.”

How to view California preference points

Step 8

Now just click on the “Preference Points” tab to see your California preference point totals.

Viewing California hunting preference points


Want to check out your points in other states?

If you want to look up points in other states, be sure to check out the main directory article below:

Look up your points in other states here

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