I have to agree with Dan; I think North Dakota has shifted paradigms brought on by a whole sundry lot. You have the North Dakota Tourism Department selling its soul, proliferation of guides/outfitters, seasonal tourism dollars in the tills of the small towns, television, internet, and last but not least word of mouth or the friend of a friend passage.
Speaking as a non-resident, I will continue to come to ND because the alternative in California simply falls short on every level. If you want to play in this recreation arena in CA, you have to come with a wallet that contains huge sums of money. Unfortunately, every non-resident that has visited from a State where leasing or clubs are Vogue, the choice is simple, save your money for a 7 - 14 day trip to N.D. The thought of shelling out $1,500 to hunt on a lease is extreme, especially when you and 600 other "members" are vying for that hunting blind. On the flip side, you can shell out maybe 2/3 or even 1/2 that amount and have freedom to do what you want with a very high amount of obtainable game species.
And I really have to agree that the sportsmanship and behavior while in the field will even further erode to despicable levels. As I have stated numerous times, one of the most unfortunate problems with a vast number of NRs is the subconscious assertion of paying a higher license fee somehow entitles that person to shoot a limit at whatever cost. And if you have a G/O with paying clients competing with all others, sportsmanship will be something that is discussed by elders and referenced in the past tense.