Postal shoots are the official shooting exercises of NHSA. 

The integrity of the NHSA Postal Target Shooting Exercises must, and will be, protected at all times.  Each exercise has a specific format which must be adhered to and a specific target on which the exercise must be completed for the scores entry to be valid and accepted.

Postal shoots may be shot on any publicly recognised shooting range or on a NHSA recognised private shooting range (see procedure to register a private shooting range with NHSA HERE)


Please do not enter Activity Practice Targets under Scores on your Natshoot Member Page - the entry will be declined

Please do not enter National Competition Targets as In-House scores under Scores on your Natshoot Member Page - the entry will be declined

Please do not enter NHSA postal shooting targets under Sport Shooting Related Activities - the entry will be declined

Note:  scores entered later than 6 months after the date on which the target was shot, will not be accepted. 



1.    Posted or Emailed postal targets will not be accepted at the office (the electronic submission of target scores has been in full operation since 1 November 2014).  See the How To Page on the Natshoot website for assistance with entering of scores.

2.    You are always welcome to call the office 087 945 3355 choose option 5 for assistance if you have initial difficulty with entering of scores.

3.    Only use targets dated in the year we are in;  i.e. use targets dated 2019 in 2019, and targets dated 2020 in 2020.   Dates on targets will annually change to reflect the year we are in (use them accordingly please).

4.    Scores on targets dated for a specific year will only be accepted until February of the following year (i.e. scores submitted on targets dated for 2019 will only be accepted till February 2020).

5.    Members do not have to submit receipts or statements or pics of shooting range registers with their scores.  Just the most up to date target with all fields completely filled out is sufficient.

6.    You may not change dates printed on targets (i.e. change the date of a 2018 target to a 2019 target by crossing out 2018 and writing 2019 over the 2018).  Such targets will be declined.

6.1  Please make sure you write the correct date on which a postal target was shot, on your target when you submit the score.  Also make sure the date the witness signes on the target is the same as the date on which you indicate you shot the target.



7.    You may not use a target which is not correct for the exercise you want to shoot and for which you want to enter scores, despite other exercises making use of similar looking targets.  Shooting ranges may not give you a Natshoot target - download your own please.

7.1   Download only the correct and exercise relevant target(s) from the Natshoot website – see Postal Shooting Exercises and Targets. 

7.2   Enter only Postal Target Shooting scores under Scores on your Natshoot Member Page - no other Target will be accepted.

7.3   Enter only NHSA Pratice Targets or any other Practice Target under Sport Shooting Related Activities - Target Shooting - NHSA Postal Targets may not be used for practice shooting.

7.4   You MUST shoot the correct number of shots on a target as is prescribed by the relevant exercise (number of shots required are printed on all posal targets).  If the correct number of shots are not on a postal shooting target the exercise is not valid and the score cannot be accepted.

8.    Make sure you read the concise rules for the specific exercise contained on the web page where you download the relevant target(s).  Please make sure you stay within those rules !  

9.    Scores submitted on wrong targets or which do not adhere to prescripts of the rules of the specific exercise will be declined.

9.1   You may print all colour NHSA postal targets in black and white.

9.2   You may not colour the centre of a NHSA postal target.  Such targets will be declined.

9.3   You may not place a sticker over the centre of a NHSA postal target.  Such targets will be declined.

10.   Directly after having shot the target(s) make sure you fill out all fields on the target(s): 

10.1   Member’s Initials and Surname + ID number; 

10.2   Name of Shooting Range – please let range stamp the target if they have a stamp; 

10.3   Calibre of firearm used; 

10.4   Date on which the target was shot; 

10.5   Complete the Statement Block by signing in the required space on each target; 

10.6   Score the target in the relevant scoring blocks at the bottom of each target and make sure you write in the number of shots which were fired - see How To Score Targets HERE

10.7   Let a witness sign the target at the inscription “Witness signature, ID number, Cell Phone & Date” – it can be the person in charge of the range where you shoot, or any person on the range at the same time on which the targets are shot (it confirms the statement you sign).  The date on which the witness signs must be the same date on which the target was shot.

10.8   Members are required to keep originals of electronically submitted targets for at least three months after submission.  Please ascertain that you keep documentation which can serve as confirmation that a specific target was shot on a specific range on a specific day for verification purposes by the NHSA office, should that be required (i.e. receipt, range stamp with the date on target, photo of range register of the day, day shooter sticker issued at clubs, etc.).  The office will send a courier to pick up the original target for verification purposes (will be in contact with you in this regard if necessary).



11.    Attach only the one relevant target to a score entry.  Do not attach more than one target to a single score entry. 

11.1  PDF-scans of postal targets are preferable (please only attach photos of targets if you cannot scan in PDF-format).

11.2  Please be kind and place a coloured page behind the target when you scan them so that the shots can be clearly identified - it makes evaluation much easier.

12.   Submit the scores of the postal target(s) on your Natshoot Member Page under Scores (Postal Shoots) on the left side menu on your Natshoot member page - see How To page on all aspects related to entering of postal scores.  

13.   Scores entered with targets of which all fields have not been completed will be Reviewed with Feedback – obviously, these targets can be re-submitted once all fields have been filled out.

14.   Members MUST keep their original postal targets for at least 3 months in case they may be needed by the office for verification purposes.



15.    Approved NHSA Postal Shooting scores will automatically transfer as approved activity against maintaining dedicated sports-person status.  However, remember the approved activity is the visit to the shooting range and not the number of targets shot on that occasion. 

16.    All postal targets, which have been shot on one day and of which the scores have been approved, will automatically reflect as single score entries on your Activities & Scores Report.

16.1  Your Activities & Scores Report can be downloaded from the My NHSA Documents page on your Natshoot Member Page.




Enjoy every moment on the shooting range. 

Remember you are competing against yourself.

Concentrate to better your personal score every time you visit the range.