In movies, bounty hunters have been played by everyone from Clint Eastwood (For a Few Dollars More) to Robert DeNiro (Midnight Run) to the Rock (The Rundown), and there's a reason why Star Wars fans love Boba Fett despite the fact that he doesn't do anything. It's because the idea of cruising around, answering to no man as you doggedly pursue your prey is as badass as it gets. It's a job that has all of the action and danger of being a cop, with none of the rules. You're operating beyond the law to bring criminals to justice and collect your reward.
Your reward is years of painful digestion in a sarlacc!
To do it in real life, there must be years of training to be undertaken, possibly even a previous career in law enforcement or some horrible personal tragedy that must be avenged. You don't just wake up one day and decide you're going to start driving around looking for dangerous fugitives who wouldn't hesitate to throw a shotgun blast into your face like confetti at a disco.
But in Reality ...
We have charted the path to becoming a bounty hunter below:
1) Decide to become a bounty hunter.
2) You are now a bounty hunter.
OK, a dinosaur bounty hunter.