Vampire hunters are just that, but in CTV it is not limited to just vampires. Werewolves, monsters, demons and other creatures of the night are also taken out of town by Blaine's crack team of fighters. Blaine supplies the weapons for the team, and posts bulletins of sightings and bounties. He rewards his hunters for the bigger, more dangerous monsters, but advises that they take these down together. He does not want his hunters out there alone and getting killed. Blaine usually pairs off hunters for certain jobs. Glen and Mort are always together (they're cousins), the ladies hunt as a trio and if not, Rayna follows George, whose former partner was Wes, who is currently out of commission due to a fractured arm. Victor is the only hunter that Blaine has trusted on solos...he has an uncanny ability that the other hunters lack. Blaine escorts the hunters to the locations they will be scouting for the night, and has a van to pick up the corpses of monsters for removal and disposal.
A point of conflict between the huntress Rayna and Blaine is over how he apparently does not allow the ladies to hunt worse things than the typical vermin like Rat Beasts. Rayna thinks he's being sexist and keeping the girls on the weaker, cheaper monsters, as though Blaine has become over-protective of the ladies ever since hopeful team member Victoria was killed during a hunt. The truth of it is Rayna's impulsive nature has gotten her and her team in trouble before, and has nothing to do with some chauvinist mindset that the ladies are less competent than the guys. Ella and June actually volunteered for Rat Beast cleanup as they feel no compulsion to prove themselves the way Rayna does, but they can get whipped up in her speeches and sometimes join her on rebellious trips into the forbidden woods.
Blaine does not want his hunters entering the forest, but it seems they tend to anyway. Not only is there a risk of being killed by large, dangerous monsters, but there is also the real risk of getting hopelessly lost and unable to return to the City.
Blaine also has a ban on the use of magical items on hunts, due to some incidents in the past. When Blaine finds items such as these, he takes them into his collection, and instructs hunters who find items of magical quality to hand them over to him. Hunters like Glen and Mort seem to be acquiring magic items and employing them in hunts, however.
The city of Kellwood, and the current Mayor, funds the hunters and provides the money for the bounties. Blaine secured his loyalty long ago and has been very close to the Mayor, keeping him informed on the monster situation. There seems to be a neverending flow of beasts coming from that forest, but since Blaine's demon-hunting agency was formed, incidents and disappearances have dropped dramatically.
Mayoral elections always have Blaine wringing his hands because it means having to convince a new official all over again, as the previous Mayor Kirkfeld was a very difficult man to work with.
The highest, and longest standing, bounty on record is for the slaying of "The Little Devil", who was said to have killed an entire colonial town. He has $2,000,000 on his head.
The comic Here There Be Monsters focuses mainly on the hunters in the comic, set at a time before the current team (as of 2003/2004) has been established.