Can I get a gratis tag if my dad owns the land?

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Can I get a gratis tag if my dad owns the land?
Hey guys I was wondering if I can get a gratis tag for deer if my dad owns or leases land? Can he transfer the gratis over to me or can we both get one? I  know i should probably ask a game warden but i figured some of you guys could help me first

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Resident Gratis and Nonresident Landowner - Licenses are available to residents and nonresidents who own, or residents who lease for agricultural purposes and actively farm or ranch, at least 160 acres of land located in an open hunting area. These licenses are valid only upon land described on the license. The resident gratis or nonresident landowner license may be used during the deer bow, deer gun or muzzleloader seasons until the license is filled. Resident gratis and nonresident landowner licenses are issued only through the Department’s Bismarck office and are subtracted from the maximum number of deer gun licenses available (nonresident landowner from the one percent allocation), for each unit. A resident who holds a valid lottery license to hunt deer may hunt the same species and sex of deer, for which that person’s license is valid, on land in an adjoining unit for which that person would be eligible for a resident gratis deer license. A person, that person’s spouse, and their children who have a gratis deer license may hunt together on any qualifying land described on any of their licenses provided they hunt within the same unit in which their described land is located. No other licenses are required for resident gratis licensees.

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He can transfer his gratis to you but then can't get one also. If your mom's name is on the title she can get one also but she can't use the same land description.  Your dad also must have the hunting rights on the rented land on the lease.  I think one reason for that is to make sure the landowner and the renter arn't both putting in for the same piece of property. 

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It depends if your dad owns at least 160 acres and how old you are.. You need to be a legal dependent. I'm not sure what exactly what the G and F go by for legal dependent. I thought it was any children under the age of 19, or under 25 if going to school full time.

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Im 23 years old, we own some land and rent some land around 600 acres. One of my friends told me that my dad can transfer the gratis license to me but i wasn't sure about it thats why i thought i'd ask. I have the hunting rights to the rented land to hunt deer. Has anyone ever had a gratis transfered to them, Would it be something that has to be done when sending in application

 

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I think you are too old.   Why don't you do the lease to farm some of it, then you can get your own license.  On the other hand just put in for a regular unit license.  It's only twenty bucks.  I thought the age for legal dependent was 22 for taxes.  That might be what they mean too.

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I think you have a good enough spot to hunt..look at that profile pic . that's a dandy!

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Just a heads up on a Gratis tag if you get one, Do not  i repeat Dont post pictures on this website  if you get a buck .  The photo police will tear you apart, and call you a poacher, a cheater, and every other name just cuz you bagged a deer with gratis. It happens every year.   Prime example is the 'Captian Ahab' forum now, some ppl just cant get over seen other ppl do better then them.
GET OVER GUYS.

 

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ndoutdoorsman Said:
Im 23 years old, we own some land and rent some land around 600 acres. One of my friends told me that my dad can transfer the gratis license to me but i wasn't sure about it thats why i thought i'd ask. I have the hunting rights to the rented land to hunt deer. Has anyone ever had a gratis transfered to them, Would it be something that has to be done when sending in application

You are getting dangerously close to the age you cannot get a gratis tag any longer.  I can't remember if it is 23 or 25 years-old.  But it is one of them.  You'll basically have to have your dad transfer over your name to 160 acres from there on out.  Or be living and able to prove you are actively farming with him or the family.

The NDGF cannot spot check everyone but I know two people that were refused tags once they reached the certain age.

Just call the NDGF.  Some on here think it is impossible to get a response but I've never had an email turned down nor a phone call abruptly ended or ignored.  Perhaps it is some people's approach when they make their initial contact?  Not sure.


 

 

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ndoutdoorsman Said:
Im 23 years old, we own some land and rent some land around 600 acres. One of my friends told me that my dad can transfer the gratis license to me but i wasn't sure about it thats why i thought i'd ask. I have the hunting rights to the rented land to hunt deer. Has anyone ever had a gratis transfered to them, Would it be something that has to be done when sending in application

There are ways to get it.  Even if you have to lease the land for a penny a acre, there is ways. 

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I dont think the age matters as far as I know, but legally you must reside at the same residence as your parents or you do not qualify to get it transfered.


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