Arizona Game and Fish Department officials are seeking information on the illegal killing of a yearling elk found in the Strawberry area last weekend.
They say the elk was illegally taken out of season.
It was discovered along Highway 87 north of Strawberry.
Authorities say some of the edible meat was left to waste and was dumped at a different location than where the poaching is suspected to have taken place.
Investigators believe the poaching occurred on the National Forest between Pine and Happy Jack.
Evidence collected at the scene currently is being analyzed by the crime lab.
Game and Fish officials say a reward of up to $750 may be available for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the elk poaching.