Doug Koenig Championship Season: Ep. 9 The Centennial State

Hamburg, PA., – Doug Koenig’s Championship Season returns to Pursuit Channel celebrating its ninth season. Taking a scenic road trip west, Doug meets up with Spur Outfitters in Walden, CO for a combo hunt. After zeroing in his rifle, Doug and his guide leave camp the next morning for a spot and stalk Pronghorn Antelope hunt. It doesn’t take long when glassing the rolling sagebrush hills, a small herd of bucks appear and the selection process begins.

Continuing on with his hunt, Doug gets a whiff of musk in the air as he walks through a thick area of conifers and hears the sounds of bugling nearby. Realizing his patience has led to a promising opportunity, a Rocky Mountain Bull Elk comes into range. Stay tuned as these two exciting hunts come together.

Each week, Doug Koenig’s Championship Season airs on Pursuit Channel three times. Previous aired episodes are available at www.pursuituptv.com and searchable by the show title. You can follow Doug competing at the range or in the field hunting on Instagram @dougkoenig1 and https://www.facebook.com/DougKoenigChampion.

  • Wednesday at 5:30 pm (EST)
  • Friday at 9:00 pm (Eastern Primetime)
  • Saturday at 1:00 am (EST)

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season takes the viewer from remote hunting destinations to the firing line. Join host and world shooting champion Doug Koenig on his personal quest for the ultimate trophies. Championship Season features a gritty combination of fast-paced shooting competition and wild hunting adventures – all with rugged, reliable Ruger® firearms. Whether it’s bull Elk, whitetails or competition shooting, one thing is certain…bullets will fly and it’s gonna be a wild ride!

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season: Ep. 8 Passion Overload

Hamburg, PA., – Doug Koenig’s Championship Season returns to Pursuit Channel celebrating its ninth season. Winning the Production Division at the WAR Precision Rifle Series in Maryland, this week’s show highlights Doug running several of the twenty-two stages. Managing cold and windy weather, competitors will rely heavily on their doping charts to problem solve and overcome stressors built into every stage.

Next up, it’s a wingshooting destination trip to Arkansas for Doug and son Trevor. Shooting from inside the duck blind or ashore, this special father-son time afield, reiterates the meaning to pass on the hunting tradition and the importance of creating memories afield.  

Each week, Doug Koenig’s Championship Season airs on Pursuit Channel three times. Previous aired episodes are available at www.pursuituptv.com and searchable by the show title. You can follow Doug competing at the range or in the field hunting on Instagram @dougkoenig1 and https://www.facebook.com/DougKoenigChampion.

  • Wednesday at 5:30 pm (EST)
  • Friday at 9:00 pm (Eastern Primetime)
  • Saturday at 1:00 am (EST)

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season takes the viewer from remote hunting destinations to the firing line. Join host and world shooting champion Doug Koenig on his personal quest for the ultimate trophies. Championship Season features a gritty combination of fast-paced shooting competition and wild hunting adventures – all with rugged, reliable Ruger® firearms. Whether it’s bull Elk, whitetails or competition shooting, one thing is certain…bullets will fly and it’s gonna be a wild ride!

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season: Ep. 7 Hornady Tour

Hamburg, PA., – Doug Koenig’s Championship Season returns to Pursuit Channel celebrating its ninth season. Teaming up with Jason Hornady and his son, Doug travels to the Heartlands of Nebraska to thwart off the uprising of Zombie mayhem at the annual 3-Gun match. Doug’s team shoots the Open Division Industry Match and runs six challenging stages using zombie themed props that competitors will shoot at using a pistol, rifle and shotgun. Tune in to see who walks away with match bragging rights

Then, Doug takes a factory tour to introduce the new Hornady® A-TIP Match sequentially packaged 6mm 110 grain bullet as it rolls off the manufacturing line. Doug’s eager to use this revolutionary low drag, high performance match bullet in his scheduled precision rifle series competitions.

Each week, Doug Koenig’s Championship Season airs on Pursuit Channel three times. Previous aired episodes are available at www.pursuituptv.com and searchable by the show title. Become an engaged fan of Doug whether he’s at the range or in the field hunting. Follow Doug on Instagram @dougkoenig1 and https://www.facebook.com/DougKoenigChampion.

  • Wednesday at 5:30 pm (EST)
  • Friday at 9:00 pm (Eastern Primetime)
  • Saturday at 1:00 am (EST)

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season takes the viewer from remote hunting destinations to the firing line. Join host and world shooting champion Doug Koenig on his personal quest for the ultimate trophies. Championship Season features a gritty combination of fast-paced shooting competition and wild hunting adventures – all with rugged, reliable Ruger® firearms. Whether it’s bull Elk, whitetails or competition shooting, one thing is certain…bullets will fly and it’s gonna be a wild ride!

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season: Ep. 6 Precision King

Hamburg, PA., – Doug Koenig’s Championship Season returns to Pursuit Channel celebrating its ninth season. Tonight’s show features the growing popularity of long range precision rifle competition. Doug travels to the 2019 Masterpiece Arms Spring Shootout in Georgia, shooting his Ruger Precision® Bolt Action Rifle in 6mm Creedmoor in the Production Division. The intensity of the match is formatted to test competitors shooting fundamentals, while incorporating their ability to calculate and synchronize wind readings, mirage and elevation adjustments to maximize accuracy.

Koenig said, “I’m relatively new to long range precision rifle competitions, but it’s the combination of shooting from fixed or uneven barricades, to the variety of shooting positions and distances that has captured my excitement for this sport.”

Each week, Doug Koenig’s Championship Season airs on Pursuit Channel three times. Previous aired episodes are available at www.pursuituptv.com and searchable by the show title. Become an engaged fan of Doug whether he’s at the range or in the field hunting. Follow Doug on Instagram @dougkoenig1 and https://www.facebook.com/DougKoenigChampion.

  • Wednesday at 5:30 pm (EST)
  • Friday at 9:00 pm (Eastern Primetime)
  • Saturday at 1:00 am (EST)

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season takes the viewer from remote hunting destinations to the firing line. Join host and world shooting champion Doug Koenig on his personal quest for the ultimate trophies. Championship Season features a gritty combination of fast-paced shooting competition and wild hunting adventures – all with rugged, reliable Ruger® firearms. Whether it’s bull Elk, whitetails or competition shooting, one thing is certain…bullets will fly and it’s gonna be a wild ride!

Doug Koenig Wins Three USPSA Carry Optics Division Titles

Hamburg, PA., – World Champion Shooter Doug Koenig recently won three Carry Optics Division titles at the United States Practical Shooting Associations Area 3, 7 and 8 matches. All three competitions held within the past thirty days, began with Area 3 in Grand Island, NE, Area 8 in New Tripoli, PA and Area 7 in Harvard, MA. Koenig skillfully dominated the majority of stages, shooting Hornady 115 grain XTP bullets in his S&W M&P Core pistol topped with a DeltaPoint Pro Reflex Sight.   

Koenig’s off season training incorporated various shooting sport workout drills that simulated the running and gunning of the challenging courses of fire. Koenig said “Adding USPSA matches to my competition schedule the past two seasons has been a lot of fun for me. I’ve enjoyed returning to my roots of when I initially began shooting competitively.”

Doug closes out his 2017 competition season with the upcoming East Coast Steel Challenge and the USPSA Iron Sights National Championships. In October, Doug will make his debut as an NSSF Fantasy Camp instructor in Las Vegas, NV.

Follow Doug at https://www.facebook.com/DougKoenigChampion or Instagram @dougkoenig.

Doug Koenig is a world-class professional shooter whose list of achievements and championship wins is daunting as he approaches his 30th year of competing. Koenig began shooting competitively at 17, winning both regional and national competitions. In 1990, Doug turned professional as a competitor and the decision paid off scoring an unprecedented 1920x in the NRA’s Bianchi Cup. Doug now hosts his TV show, “Doug Koenig’s Championship Season” promoting an outdoor lifestyle for families, provides hunting and shooting tips and demonstrates what it takes to become a world-class profession champion.

Chamber-View® Holdings Acquired by Doug Koenig

Hamburg, PA., – Chamber-View® LLC., located in Nashua, NH manufacture of visual firearm safety products for shotguns, AR rifle platforms and pistols has been acquired by X-Ring Productions, LLC., effective June 16, 2017. Established in 2011, X-Ring Productions, LLC., owned by Doug Koenig, is a privately held U.S. based company focused on entrepreneurial product acquisition business ventures in the outdoor recreational industry.

Designed and invented by Ned Bitsack in 2013, Chamber-View empty chamber indicators are molded of 100 percent blaze orange ultra durable silicone. Once inserted into the action, the indicator enhances firearm safety, reduces accidental closings of the action and prevents debris contaminating the ejector port, magazine and barrel. Their unique design fits multi-calibers, is resistant to cleaning chemicals and non-marring to the internal and external surfaces of the firearm.

Koenig said, “As a professional shooter, hunter and father, I have always emphasized and advocated firearm safety when handling any type of firearm.” Koenig added, “Carrying on Ned’s vision to ensure firearm enthusiasts own and use this multi-function indicator is my mission and commitment to the shooting sports community.”

Chamber-View® LLC, established in 2013, is a manufacturer of visual firearm safety products. The company’s goal is to enhance public awareness and restore the confidence of safety in a firearm being used by avid shooting enthusiasts.

For information on becoming a Chamber-View retailer, or for organizations interested in the full array of safety products, contact sales@chamberview.com or call (610) 944-1078. Visit   www.chamber-view.com and like us at https://www.facebook.com/ChamberView/.

Shooting Sports USA John Parker Interviews Doug Koenig

Insider News with Doug Koenig

Above: Doug Koenig shooting the Precision Rifle Series stage at last year’s NRA World Shooting Championship.

When SSUSA last spoke with Doug Koenig, he was fresh off his victory at the 2016 NRA World Shooting Championship. Earlier this year during a conversation at SHOT Show, he filled us in on his plans for the Bianchi Cup, continued innovation with incorporating physical fitness into his training, as well as the 30th anniversary of the famed Sportsman’s Team Challenge—Koenig will be serving as match director for the second consecutive year. As if his year couldn’t get any busier, Koenig also plans to begin competing in the high power rifle disciplines. Read on for the latest news from one of the best athletes in the shooting sports.

Bianchi Cup #18?

Shooting the mover during last year’s Colt Championship Final at the NRA Bianchi Cup Action Pistol Championship.

The NRA Bianchi Cup Action Pistol Championship and the name Doug Koenig are nearly synonymous these days, given his unprecedented 17 wins at the world’s most prestigious pistol match. Koenig’s past performances on the sport of action pistol’s ultimate stage are the stuff of legends. His shooting at the championship in 1990 resulted in the first perfect score fired ever in the history of the championship, at subsequent championships he shot 16 total perfect 1920 scores. Additionally, Koenig has the honor of the highest score ever fired at the match—1920-187X.

This year NRA has made a change in determining the winner, so it might be a bit more difficult for Koenig to win a record breaking 18th Bianchi Cup. The 2017 Bianchi Cup Champion will not be determined by combining the aggregate score of the first four events (also known as Match X) and the Colt Championship Final score—which was the case in 2016. This year, competitors in the Colt Championship Final will once again shoot for a 1920. The highest score out of a possible 1920 in the Final will become the 2017 Bianchi Cup Champion.

Not surprisingly, Koenig said he plans to train the same way as he has in the past. “I might play around with a few different things, but for the most part I will approach it the same way—the same training and practice schedule.”

Physical Fitness

Koenig tailors his physical fitness regimen to improve his shooting speed and stability.

Koenig believes that physical fitness is one of the most important facets of his shooting. “I spend more time on my physical training than I do with actual time on the range. For me it’s always been important to be in shape, whether it’s cardiovascular or strength training. The older I get, the harder I have to work to keep up with the younger guys.”

Handling stress at a match is a fundamental that is often overlooked. Koenig says his dedication to physical fitness helps him. “Spending a lot of time at the gym training helps me with the stress that shooting at tournaments place on my body. The last couple of years we have tweaked my workouts for the demands of my shooting.”

Koenig trains with a professional who has worked with NFL and U.S. Olympic athletes. “My trainer has a great resume of people he has trained and won medals with. He’s into new ideas, which is very appealing to me. We are always trying to push the envelope with my training—looking at different techniques to increase my speed or add stability to my shooting stance. My trainer and I are constantly changing it up to keep things fresh.”

30th Anniversary Sportsman’s Team Challenge

Koenig has participated in the Sportsman’s Team Challenge in one way or another for many years.

This will be the second year that Doug Koenig will be the match director for the Sportsman’s Team Challenge (STC). For the 30th anniversary, Koenig said, “The focus this year is more teams and industry engagement. I’m really pushing hard for not just manufacturers and sponsors, but more representation from other industry partners to help showcase the event.”

These days, there are several multi-gun events for action shooters, but the original 3-Gun event is the STC. “This is a fun, safe and challenging family-oriented event that has classes all the way from open to sub-junior. We allow juniors to shoot off bags—just to get them involved and get them a taste of competition. I am working full-steam on making this a great match.”

Koenig added, “The term Sportsman’s Team Challenge is perfect for this match, because it is the only event specifically set up for the sportsman. This isn’t a match that requires expensive guns to compete. All that is needed is a semi-automatic .22 rifle, .22 pistol, and a shotgun. You can shoot a pump gun, but over/unders are just as equal as semi-auto shotguns.”

The STC is an ideal match for groups of competitive shooters with varying skill levels. “The course of fire at the open level is difficult, the time limits can be tough. As it trickles down the ranks it’s challenging, but a lot of fun. Because of the team aspect of the STC, it adds a different dimension than just going to a 3-Gun match by yourself and shooting. It’s always fun to work together with someone and pass the responsibilities to your teammates. Teams try to use each other’s strengths—so that the pressure is not just on one shooter,” said Koenig.

Expanding to long-range rifle competition

Shooting long-range rifle from a barricade at last year’s NRA World Shooting Championship.


This year, Doug Koenig plans to shoot more rifle events than ever before. For the first time, he plans to compete in NRA high power competition. He told me, “I plan to compete in Precision Rifle Series (PRS) and the NRA National High Power Rifle matches this year.”

When asked which PRS division he will shoot in [PRS officially debuted the Gas Gun division earlier this year], Koenig said, “If I can, I want to do both. It will all depend on my schedule.”

Learn more about Doug Koenig at his website: dougkoenig.com.

Doug Koenig Competition Schedule

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season begins new season on Pursuit Channel

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Hamburg, PA., – Be sure you’re watching Doug Koenig’s Championship Season on Pursuit Channel, Friday nights at 10:00 pm EST, as part of the NRA Freedom Friday lineup. Doug travels to the central prairies of Kansas for a turkey hunt. It’s an early morning spring hunt after a storm and the gobblers are on the move. Settling into a blind, Doug patiently waits as the hens fly off the roost to join the strutting Toms all puffed out in full plumage. It’s a hunter’s vision.

Leaving the Kansas timberlands behind, Doug drives east to Columbia, Missouri to compete at the prestigious Bianchi Cup. The match attracts the world’s premier action pistol handgun shooters hopeful they can deliver 100 percent accuracy in their shooting skills and attention. Its insurmountable pressure walking onto the range where the slightest shooting error can be costly.

“It’s great to return to Pursuit Channel for my fourth season, their outdoor community continues to grow and my show offers something for the hunter and the shooter in all of us, Koenig said.”

Click here, to view a teaser of tonight’s show Skyfall. Doug Koenig’s Championship Season can be viewed on Pursuit Channel.

  • Wednesday at 5:30 pm (Eastern)
  • Friday at 10:00 pm (Eastern Primetime)
  • Saturday at 1:30 am (Eastern)

Follow Doug at https://www.facebook.com/DougKoenigChampion and @doug_koenig on Twitter.

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season returns to Pursuit Channel. From remote hunting destinations to the firing line, join your host and world shooting champion Doug Koenig on his quest for the ultimate trophies. Championship Season features a gritty combination of fast-paced shooting competition and in your face hunting adventure. Whether it’s bull elk, whitetails or competition shooting, one thing is certain…bullets will fly and it’s gonna be a wild ride!

Team Smith & Wesson Member Doug Koenig Wins 2016 Florida Open

12771979_10208904202990136_2931854373253526959_oSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 25, 2016) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that Team Smith & Wesson member Doug Koenig has won the Carry Optics Division of the 2016 Florida Open. The USPSA Match was held February 18-21, 2016 at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida.

Champion Doug Koenig finished First Place in the Carry Optics Division. Competing with his Smith & Wesson Performance Center® M&P® C.O.R.E™ pistol, Koenig finished the match with an overall 1700 (100%), placing first in all 11 stages of the two-day match. Throughout the courses of fire, competitors were required to engage paper and steel targets at distances ranging from 2 to 35 yards while shooting from both standing and seated positions.

“This was my first Carry Optics match as well as the kickoff match for the new competitive season. It’s always good to get out and knock the rust off. This match was really fun and challenging and it will definitely be on my schedule next year,” Koenig stated.

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