Well that is messed up and I bet it didn't feel good. However; having this experience must make you realize it is the same feeling for the taxpayer when he can not hunt a piece of land just because he is not a twp worker. Its the same thing only worse because you are denying access to people who own it.
Also you example of landscaper is not a good comparison to justify the practice of allowing only twp workers or LEO hunt public land. The landscaper gets access to private property, who cares? Twp workers hunting land paid for by tax payers is a different ball game and it should never happen. I can't even imagine how any one could defend this practice.