Shopper waits 27 hours in the cold for Cabela's Black Friday deals

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- When Cabela's opened their doors at 5 a.m. Friday morning, huge crowds of shoppers rushed the doors.

Many anxious shoppers braved the cold temperatures overnight, and in the first 30 minutes of opening, 1,600 people came through the doors.

The first person in the door was Levi Case, who waited in line for 27 hours before opening. He wanted to save a couple hundred dollars on a generator and possibly buy some more warm clothes.

"Socks maybe, now that I stood in these for awhile," said Case.

What many shoppers at Cabela's were after were the door prizes, which were given to the first 600 people inside. Combined, the prizes were worth over $9,000. The number one giveaway was a browning rifle, worth $900.

The rifle is what Carl Wertel was after. He was the second person in line.

"(I want) guns, ammunition, and my browning," said Wertel.

And many shoppers and employees of Cabela's were happy that the store opened on Friday and not Thanksgiving night, like many other stores.

"One of Cabela's core customer values is family, friends and honoring traditions and holidays," said Keith Fitzgerald, the Marketing and PR Manager for Cabela's. "So, we're giving the opportunity to all our outfitters to spend the time with their family and celebrate those traditions and have a nice day off."

The store is open until 10 p.m. Friday night and the same deals will be going on all day long.

Among the Cabela's crowd, wild land firefighters are also asking for donations that would benefit the families of firefighters killed or seriously injured on the job.

For $1, shoppers can also enter a raffle to win a backstage pass and a VIP pass to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation's upcoming benefit concert featuring The Original Wailers.