Montana’s system for trophy species nonresident tags is a rotating quota where only a select few of the HD’s are available for nonresident applications. In addition, this quoata is only a maximum—not a set-aside—meaning these tags are not reserved for nonresidents. A nonresident competes with residents for the few tags available. This system certainly does not do the nonresident hunter any favors. The permit fee is high—but at least the application cost is rather minimal.