The Northwest Territories’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources says it's investigating a meat wastage allegation.

This comes after photos came to light showing a slaughtered Muskox left to spoil about three kilometres outside of Sachs Harbour on Banks Island in the western Arctic. 

ENR says it was informed of the incident last Monday.

Only the legs and back straps were taken; the carcass and fur were left in the snow.

ENR is asking for the public’s help in the investigation. It's asking anyone with information to call the Report a Poacher line at 1-866-Poacher.

It's also reminding people they must recover all edible meat from big game animals they harvest.