Congrats. I like scouting prior to the hunt and putting my target to bed the night before and getting it done early. Still enjoyed all the time prior with out the pressure!!!
It took me 19 preference points to draw out in Wy as a nonresident. Also a key factor, is in a successful draw, is the area to which you apply. I was trying for a area that typically took 22 point so I researched an went to an area which had better odds of draw.