BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in central Montana have killed the first confirmed grizzly bear in modern times in the Big Snowy Mountains south of Lewistown.

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The 447-pound male bear had been photographed eating a dead cow in late April by a remote camera set up by a landowner.

Traps for the grizzly were set over the weekend after a second cow carcass was discovered.

Wildlife workers found evidence the bear had killed both cows.

The grizzly, believed to be between 4 and 6 years old, was euthanized Wednesday.

Most grizzly bears were wiped out early last century by hunting and trapping.

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