The question has to be asked, how do mullets become rogue mullets and why do mullets display life like behavior?
This question has stumped many for a while, and discussed with some scientists, who are truly wise in the ways of awesome.
After countless expirements with rogue mullets their true power has been discovered.
It seems that when a mullet begins to acquire lice, which is true for all non-counterfeit mullets, the lice begin to consume the mullet, (which is a limitless resource because mullets grow), they acquire the awesome particles that radiate from the mullets. After a certain amount of time has passed, these lice become super sentient, and develop a hive mind built entirely of awesome. When this occurs, the lice literally uproot the mullet from it owner and go rogue.
This is entirely too dangerous, first, lice are aggressive, second, lice with a super sentient awesome hive mind must be captured or exterminated. Thus the mullet hunt was invented. Brave men and women must go and destroy or capture these rogue mullets and kill the lice that have become truly awesome lice.
When a rogue mullet is successfully exterminated, the compressed awesome inside of the lice explodes, often in the form of more mullets or also in the form of other remarkably awesome items. The tradition of mullet hunting is truly awesome, and God help us all if these super sentient hive minded lice of awesome are ever allowed to run free.