This is how I understand it too but I'm new to this as well. See below video although he really doesn't come out and say you could buy a PP on year 3 when you apply. He also says 2 PPs should get you (guaranteed??) the general tag. I realized this could change over time though.Not entirely accurate. If you are definitely going to hunt in 2023, you could and should buy a PP point this summer, one next summer and one in 2023 at time of application, giving you three points going into the application.
One more time so I understand this. I could buy a PP this summer and either buy another PP AND apply in 2022 and possibly be guaranteed a tag. Or I could buy a PP this summer, buy in summer of 2022, and then I have to apply in 2023 (w/ option to buy another PP while applying) or lose my points if I don't apply. Feel like I got it.