Senator Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, former Senator Rick Santorum and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be in the area to take part in 4th District Iowa Congressman Steve King’s annual opening weekend pheasant hunt at the Hole N’ the Wall Lodge near Akron.
Known officially as the Col. Bud Day Pheasant Hunt, this year’s event will bring together candidates for office and other sportsmen. Col. Day, a Sioux City native, was the nation’s most decorated war hero at the time of his death in 2013. A Medal of Honor recipient, he also received some 70 military decorations. Col. Day served in World War II, Vietnam , and Korean Wars. Captured during the Vietnam War, Col. Day was a prisoner for over 5.5 years and survived unimaginable treatment at the hands of his captors.
The Col. Bud Day Pheasant Hunt celebrates the legacy of one of America’s greatest military heroes. Col. Day himself participated in the hunt during its early years, taking part in an activity he greatly enjoyed near his northwest Iowa hometown.
Other special guests on hand for the hunt will be South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan, and former Congressmen Gil Gutknecht and Tom Tancredo.