For trophy species, Montana’s system for nonresidents is a quota, not a set-aside, meaning that these tags are not reserved for nonresidents. A nonresident competes with residents for the few tags available. This system certainly favors residents. Such it is to win a shot at the hunting the biggest rams. The best strategy for residents and nonresidents alike is to build points and hope for the best. The bonus points squared system gives high point holders a significant advantage, but still offers minuscule odds in the top trophy producing hunts.