Women's National Postal Matches

The Women On Target® Postal Matches are conducted annually, January 1 through December 27. The match is open to all female shooters, regardless of age, but each shooter may only enter once per calendar year. Membership in the NRA is not required but is encouraged. Click here for the postal match conditions, rules, and more information.

A postal match is an exciting and easy way to participate in national competition, but on an informal basis. You - and maybe a friend or two - shoot the specified course of fire at your home or local range, and mail (hence, the name postal) your score results to the NRA. NRA then ranks all the participants' scores across the country and distributes awards based on the number of participants that enter each match.

We have annual Women On Target® postal matches for all of your favorite firearms - pistol (rimfire match, centerfire match), rifle (smallbore match, highpower match), and shotgun (trap match, skeet match, sporting clays/5-stand match). Participate in one discipline, two, or all three!

Ladies - come join us for this year's Women On Target® Postal Matches!


Prism Trophy

The winners of this year's Women On Target® National Postal Matches were honored with a beautiful prism trophy.

Congratulations to all ladies who participated in the 2013 National Rifle Association Women On Target® National Postal Matches!

Rimfire Pistol Match
1st Place Karen Wright 286.001
2nd Place Cheryl Long 283.000
3rd Place Kimberly Manuel 271.000
Smallbore Rifle Match
1st Place Phyllis M. Herrington 300.000
2nd Place Nicholle Miller 299.024
3rd Place Madeline Godwin 278.000

View results from the 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 NRA Women On Target® National Postal Matches.



I participated in the inagural event in 2008 and have enjoying seeing the number of competitors grow each year. The WOT postal matches are a great, convenient way for women to improve their shooting skills and compete on a national level.

Karen Wright

Karen Wright


As a relatively new shooter, the NRA Women on Target postal match was my first experience in an organized match. I felt comfortable participating in a match that was composed of all women. I can't thank the club members enough for their time and effort organizing this event and the NRA for providing a venue that encourages women to get to the range and shoot.

Diane Dewar

Diane Dewar


I took part in Women on Target Postal Matches for the first time in 2012. I shoot at Shongum Sportsmen's Club in New Jersey, and some of the people at the range ran the program. My favorite type of shooting is rapid fire! I took up shooting several years ago and wish I had started when I was much younger. I recommend shooting to many younger women I know. Every time I go to the range I learn something new. I think it's very important to practice with my pistols and learn as much as I can. The range members are a wealth of information and are always willing to take the time to guide and teach. I will definitely participate in the Women on Target Postal matches again. Thanks to the NRA for providing the opportunity!

Veronica Clinton

Veronica Clinton


I have worked the smallbore rifle matches at Camp Perry for 11 years and am an NRA Certified Instructor and Range Safety Officer. I love to shoot and teach other women to shoot. I am a Patron member of the NRA and have entered the postal matches three other times. I never thought that at 76 I could come in first!

Phyllis Herrington

Phyllis Herrington


As a full time college student, a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, a volunteer for a number of organizations, and President of the Oregon State University Rifle Club, I don't always have time to compete as much as I'd like to. However, I have found that the NRA Women on Target® National Postal Matches give me back this opportunity because the matches are on my time, rather than on a league schedule. Not only do they let me compete more, but they are fun and welcome shooters of all skill levels-from beginning shooters to experienced shooters, these matches offer something for everyone!

Thank you to NRA for hosting the match, and to the San Leandro Junior Optimist Rifle Club for introducing me to the NRA Women on Target® National Postal Matches. I had a blast participating and I look forward to doing this again next year!

Nicholle Miller

Nicholle Miller


I would like to thank the NRA for putting on the annual Woman on target National Postal Matches. I had a lot of fun shooting with my club, family, and friends. The Woman On Target program is a great way to get ladies interested in this sport! I would also like to thank everyone at the San Leandro Jr Optimist Club for all their support.

Caitlin Snyder

Caitlin Snyder


Once again I am honored to have been able to compete in the NRA's Women On Target® National Postal Matches. My, how the competition has grown! Just by looking at all the ladies that entered, it's obvious the word has gotten out.

There can be no doubt to anyone within the shooting industry that women's participation in shooting sports is growing, and much of the thanks for that goes to the NRA.

Margi Constantino

Margi Constantino


Thank you NRA for providing such a wonderful shooting opportunity for women throughout the United States to compete nationally in the Women on Target® National Postal Matches. This allows people such as myself - a wife and mother of four children - the opportunity to shoot at a local range, and thus be able to compete nationally, without all the traveling and other expenses that would otherwise make it impossible for me to participate.

I had a fabulous time shooting and look forward to competing again this year. I encourage any and all who shoot in any of the venues available in the Women on Target Postal Matches to compete and give it a shot! Who knows; you might have what it takes to win
it all. Remember to always have fun, be safe, smile, and good Luck with your shooting!

Pamela Roehl

Pamela Roehl


I'm proud to represent Texas DIVAS-Women Outdoors Worldwide organization in the Women on Target® National Postal Match competition. Thanks to the NRA Women on Target® programs, we have the opportunity to compete with women across the nation, and to introduce more women to the shooting sports.

I have only been shooting a few years, and this was my first formal competitive event. Shooting competitively has always been an objective of mine and I'm already planning for next year. Good coaching, a lot of practice and the moral support of my DIVAS paid dividends for me!

Plus, I'm so excited that I won 3rd Place … I don't even have the good sense to be humble!!!

Sally Zimmerman

Sally Zimmerman


NRA Women on Target® National Postal Matches are a creative competition to involve women shooting across our country! The DIVAS realized this was a wonderful way we could enter individually while shooting together. I encourage women to get involved shooting and participating on any level at your local range.

I look forward to entering more categories in the next NRA Women on Target® National Postal Matches.

A Special Thanks to Marietta Johnson, DIVA and NRA Life Member for introducing our organization to NRA Women on Target Postal Matches.

Judy Rhodes

Judy Rhodes


I first learned about NRA Women on Target® National Postal Matches from Judy Rhodes, founder of DIVAS-Women Outdoors Worldwide. The idea of shooting at the local range with some of my girlfriends appealed to me.

I plan on participating in more categories this year! We started the last month of the season. I'm looking forward to starting early this year and enjoying the sunny, warm days of practicing!

Shooting during Texas winter conditions in December … Marksmanship is best learned under adverse conditions!

Kelli Dietel

Kelli Dietel


The Women on Target® National Postal Matches are an amazing way to reach out to all parts of the country. So many women shoot and this is one way to show what they're made of. I liked the fact that I could shoot at my leisure and at my own range. I would definitely enter the match again. I hope we get more women for next year!

Shannon Reed

Shannon Reed


Thanks for the opportunity to share with others. I think that the NRA Women on Target® National Postal Matches offer a great opportunity for shooters to showcase their skills. I enjoy any chance to shoot but it is especially enjoyable among peers. I believe that this is a good venue for promoting the NRA to women. Keep up the good work.

Martha Hall

Martha Hall


Participate in the NRA Women On Target® National Postal Matches, or learn about other NRA Postal Matches.