Heh, I didn’t say they would be leading said society. They are definitely ignorant (look at their attempts to quell the MC), but they are willing to learn…and an experienced group could certainly teach them, assuming Artemis/Hunter don’t let their stubbornness overcome them.
Just my take, but a successful hunter society would look for the following:
A belief in monsters. That is obvious; tell someone you think your neighbor is a vampire, and Bigfoot scrounges through your trash, they might suggest that character needs help.
Physically fit. Maybe not a necessity, but definitely a major plus.
Ability to learn. Once again, someone who is new to the supernatural will not necessarily know what works/doesn’t work…and this would lead to a lot of dead, lone hunters.
For that matter, I always liked the idea that some monsters might pretend to have a vulnerability, but actually don’t. After all, if someone is buying up a bunch of silver for bullets, they might not have the cash for other things…