ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Cabela's opened it's doors at 5 a.m. to Black Friday shoppers. Photojournalist Eric Sowl caught up with some customers waiting in line for the store to open. Something new this year for Cabela's was opening on Thanksgiving Day.
"It was very successful. In the past we've been closed, but we thought it would be better for the customer, and feedback from corporate, having the ability to shop longer," said Marketing Manager Darrell Wengler.
Cabela's handed out goodie bags to shoppers who waited in line for the store to open. They stock huge inventory for hunting, fishing and camping supplies. Other local retailers offered prizes and giveaways to its early bird customers.