It's similar here in SD. Pheasant hunting has become heavily commercial. Many farmers and ranchers have sublet their land out to the commercial hunts.
What used to be open to almost everyone (for the cost of asking) is now a $300-500/day proposition. But it's been great for the local economy, people fly in from all over the country (and world) for the guaranteed hunts.
I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."