guide requirements are for,
deadline is november 1 through 30 by mail, online applications are accepted through december 31 by 5pm.
when you apply for a tag, your name is entered in the drawing.
you enter your name. it goes in one time. if it is drawn, you win a tag.
yes your dad can be your guide.
as far as how close, I do not know.
your best bet is to contact fish&game.