When you think of bounty hunters, you probably conjure up images of “Wanted” posters and cowboys tracking down fugitives in the Wild West. This is where bounty hunters come in. This led to many enslavers hiring bounty hunters to do the work for them. The new meaning caught on, and around the same time, Elmore Leonard's novel The Bounty Hunters and a movie titled The Bounty Hunter became wildly popular. Because they rely on each other, efforts to regulate the bail system are often fought by bail bond lobbyists and the bounty hunters themselves.