The Florida Parishes Skeet and Conservation Association will host the 13th annual Samuel C. Hyde Sr. Youth Skeet Shooting Competition on Saturday at the Skeet Club just east of Amite on the Tangipahoa River.

Registration opens at 10 a.m., and the competition begins at 10:30 a.m. The shoot will include four divisions for youngsters and young adults. All boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 25 are invited to participate in the shoot, which is free of charge to all participants.

No previous skeet shooting experience is necessary to enter the competition.

The shoot, named in honor of one of the founding members of the association, longtime Skeet Club board member and former Amite City Councilman Sam Hyde, is designed to educate young people in the proper use of shotguns and to expose them to competition skeet shooting, a news release said.

Qualified officials will serve as judges for the shoot.

Participants will be divided into four divisions that will include novice, junior and senior youth divisions, and the young adults division, according to age and skill level. Participants should bring ear and eye protection (sunglasses and ear plugs), at least one box of shells and any type of shotgun they wish to shoot. Shotguns will be available for use by interested children who do not own a gun.

For additional information concerning the shoot, call the Skeet Club at (985) 748-8025 or shoot Chairmen Jesse McClendon at (985) 748-9704 and Sam Hyde Jr. at (985) 549-2151, or email