Wardens kill grizzly bear that killed Idaho cattle

      BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Federal wildlife officials killed a male grizzly bear blamed for recent cattle deaths on an Idaho ranch near Montana's southwestern border.

      The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports workers had reported cattle deaths on a ranch that is part of Idaho's Harriman State Park.

      Idaho Fish and Game spokesman Gregg Losinski said the cattle depredations had been continuing and it appeared a bear was responsible.

      Idaho wildlife officials contacted U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services trappers, who snared and killed the bear on Sunday. It was about 9 years old.

      The ranch where the bear was killed is about 30 miles from the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station's summer grazing pastures in the Centennial Mountains.