You should be able to draw 100% successful on Wy. general area Elk licenses again this year even with 0 preference points. The advantage to preference points will is that they will save you $ on the tag fee if you are planning a hunt a year or two in the future. You can buy (no draw) a preference point for the following year up until Sept. 30.
You can apply for Licenses (and or points) online at the Wy. Game dept. website at http://gf.state.wy.us Please contact us for help with the application process.
If you apply correctly you should be assured of a elk license.
Having a preference point can improve your license drawing odds to 100% . 2 preference points can guarantee you draw and save you $400 on the application . You can apply for the point between July 1 and September 30 with the Wyoming game and Fish online at Wyoming Game and Fish