Bounty-Land Warrant Law and Legal Definition

Bounty Land Warrant is a grant of free land issued to veterans in return for military service. This state-or federal-government-issued certificate affirmed a veteran's eligibility to apply for ownership of a certain amount of public land. Bounty land warrants are not automatically issued to every veteran who served. The veteran first had to apply for a warrant and then, if the warrant was granted, he could use the warrant to apply for a land patent. The land patent is the document which granted him ownership of the land. Bounty land warrants could also be transferred or sold to other individuals. The last statute authorizing the issue of bounty-land warrants was enacted in 1894, and the last warrants were issued in 1906.