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Youth fur harvest programs in Kansas have been developed as one phase of an overall series of youth education projects on ecology and the environment. Currently, the series includes Ecology, Acres for Wildlife, Kansas Mammals, Birds Around You, Reptiles and Amphibians, Fur Harvest, and Fishing. Basically, the fur harvester project was developed because, although many young people in the state are interested in trapping, few good sources of information or instruction were available to most young trappers. Because many objectionable trapping abuses are unintentionally caused by young or inexperienced trappers, it was hoped that this project would encourage ethical and humane trapping and would result in an improved understanding of wildlife and the environment.