AKRON — Donald Trump Jr. will join U.S. Rep. Steve King for the Republican congressman’s annual pheasant hunt in Northwest Iowa at the end of this month.

In a Monday tweet, King wrote, "Happy to announce @DonaldTrumpJr will be hunting with us this year at my annual Col. Bud Day Pheasant Hunt on opening weekend of Oct. 28th."

Oct. 28 is opening day for Iowa's pheasant hunting season.

Trump Jr., the oldest son of President Donald Trump, served as a frequent surrogate on his father's presidential campaign.

King's pheasant hunt is named for Col. Bud Day, a Sioux City native and Medal of Honor recipient who was the nation's most highly decorated living service member when he died in July 2013 at age 88. Day and King hunted together periodically.

In recent years, the hunt has taken place at Hole 'N The Wall Lodge near Akron. King's event will include a breakfast and two field hunts, lunch and an evening banquet. The Oct. 29 activities include breakfast and one hunt. It's uncertain on which day Trump Jr. will participate.

King's hunt has attracted a number of high-profile Republican figures. In 2015, he was joined by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and then-Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, at the time GOP presidential candidates.


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