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Bounty land is a grant of free land from a goverment given to citizens as a reward for service to their country, generally for military-related service. The land is given by way a certificate called Bounty Land Warrant, which affirms a veteran's eligibility to apply for ownership of a certain amount of public land. A veteran should apply for a bounty-land warrant. When the application is approved, the veteran received notice that the warrant had been issued in the veteran's name and was on file in the General Land Office.