Cruz will join King, a powerful Iowa conservative, on his late October hunt, according to the Des Moines Register. The event falls the day after Cruz's already-scheduled keynote speech at the Iowa Republican Party's annual fundraiser in Des Moines.

Both Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) were King's hunting guests during the 2012 election cycle. The congressman, a close friend of Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.), did not endorse during the presidential primary.