I'm moving discussion here based on a comment in the 2015 town hall thread.
karmaportrait: "Bounty hunting - this appears very stale as an archetype/profession given the state of available bounties on the IC terminal. More NPC postings requires more GM time, so not sure if this is an appropriate area for consideration."[/i}
So, first of all, I'd argue that the archetype isn't "bounty hunter", but just combat character in general. A specific character might be primarily interested in bounties, but it wouldn't be the only work they did, especially in slack times.
Second of all, this is well within the player realm. GM's can bounty characters when they deserve it as a consequence of their own actions, but bountying NPCs just to create busywork for some combat character who doesn't have other stuff to do seems lame.
A character who wants to do bounty hunting work and feels like it's slow should be ICly promoting the scene and their self.
They can advertise their services: Bounty hunting is just one job which a mercenary/samurai type character would do in a week. They'd do personal security, organizational security, corporate or otherwise, they might do investigation, they might do holdups or other crimes, murder for hire in a non-bounty context, et cetera.
They can plot to CAUSE someone to be placed on the bounty board: Narc to the WJF, create a frame so some corpie buys a hit, entrap someone into daring a theft and getting caught at it, et cetera.
If the bounty board seems slow, it's it's because players aren't getting themselves onto it or putting each other onto it. At any rate, some bounties aren't offered through the board but through direct RP only, so, the scene might not be as stale as a given character perceives it to be.
Take chances, take risks, maybe win a score or earn a price on your head. Spend the damn chyen to have your enemy deniably taken out by uninvolved third parties. It might be more expensive but if the reason you aren't just paying people to do it for you is because you don't trust them not to turn you in... It's the perfect solution. Why let bakas get away with messing with your shit? List 'em.