A horse worth more than $5,000 was found shot to death on Saturday on a ranch located on Mullan Road in Missoula.The horse was found dead with a bullet hole in his neck.

Missoula County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jason Johnson says the shooting had t have occurred sometime between Thursday when he was let out to pasture, and Saturday when he was found dead.

Authorities believe a hunter's stray bullet may have been responsible, and are asking anyone with information on the horse's shooting to contact Crimestoppers at 721-44-44.

Sheriff's Spokesman Jason Johnson