As I understood it from ODFW, if you have a non-res, in your party, everyone in the party is put into non-res status. This has happened with a couple of hunts that I tried for a couple of years ago. My cousin, who lives in WA, wanted to put in with me and my resident party, and we never drew, even though we should have with no problems. There is something to concider before you start applying. I would buy the points for a few years, and then try for a hunt after you have some points saved up..