Here is the simplified version of how the controlled hunt drawing system works: Every application entered in the drawing has the same chance of drawing. The procedure for the selection of individuals to receive controlled hunt permits has been computerized since 1973. As an applicants apply for the controlled hunt application they are assigned an application number. A randomly generated number is scrambled, and then converted to be used as the final drawing application number.The starting draw routine, after seed numbers have been selected and attested by judges, initiates the computer draw system that rapidly selects the successful applicants from the entire application file of eligible applicants.How does it work when one person puts in compared to when four people put in on the same application? Is their number in the system one time or four times? When applying as a single applicant or as a group the system will recognize only one application number. When applying as a group, the group is assigned a single application number. How are second choice tags drawn? The controlled hunt drawing system processes all first choice hunts in the first round of the draw system. After this is completed, the drawing system does a second drawing to fill any open hunts with second choice hunts.Can a person draw his second before that hunt has been filled by first chance people? No.How does having a mix of residents and non-residents on the same application affect my chances of drawing? Nonresidents are limited to 10 percent of the permits available in a controlled hunt. For example if there are 100 permits in a controlled hunt, nonresidents can draw up to 10 permits. Below is a situation to help answer your question. Let's assume you and your hunting partner (who is a nonresident) apply for a controlled hunt on a group application. You have applied for a controlled hunt with 100 permits available. During the controlled hunt drawing process, applications are selected and marked as successfully drawing a permit. In your hunt there have been 90 permits drawn prior to your application. The system then selects your application and the following occurs. The system verifies that there is a nonresident on the application and checks to see if there is a permit available for a nonresident. If 10 nonresidents have already drawn a permit in the hunt your application will be rejected and the drawing process will go on to the next application.