New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers are wrapping up their lengthy investigation into deer poaching in Walpole with the conviction of a fourth hunter this week.
Officials say 44-year-old Joseph Benjamin of Walpole pleaded guilty to taking more than one deer during a calendar year and was fined $750. He also had his hunting license suspended for two years.
Johnson was the last of four men convicted in connection with the poaching of a doe last year off season and at night, after all four had attained their one-deer limit during the regular hunting season.
Fines in the case totaled nearly $3,800 and hunting license suspensions ranged from two to five years. All received suspended jail sentences.
They also had to forfeit a hunting rifle to the state.