To become a bounty hunter, you will want to first check your state's laws to see if you need to be a licensed private investigator. If you live in Florida, South Carolina, Oregon, Wisconsin, or Kentucky, don't even try it--bounty hunting is not allowed! Otherwise, your first step is to find a client who needs a target to be caught. Bail bond agents employ bounty hunters to track down people who have refused to show up to court. Find out who your target is. Assemble a file, look into any records that exist on your target, and keep track of the target's friends and family. Ask yourself: "Does the target have any notable features that could help you identify him or her?" Make sure you have handcuffs, body armor, and a vehicle.