A preference point system was put in place in 2013. Each year you renew your participation in MBRB you receive a preference point. You can now rank your hunt selection by priority. Those who apply for a hunt as first choice will be put in a drawing which first selects hunters with the most preference points. A high percentage of the hunt slots are used in this primary drawing. A small percentage of those hunt slots go in another random drawing for those hunters who do not have enough preference points or did not get selected in the initial drawing. This method gives those with max preference points the ability to get in a hunt of their first choice. It also allows hunters without many preference points to have a chance at the hunt which they have listed as their top choice.