CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Camping out for deer hunting season has become a yearly tradition. Hunters parked their trucks, campers and gear all along the entry of Babcock-Webb camping area, hoping to snag a spot for the season.
Since Tuesday evening, hunters have been holding their place in line, getting ready for the deer hunt that begins Saturday, November 3rd.
"As soon as they open the gates everybody goes in. We've had spots here for over 20 years we'd like to get in because it's first come first serve," said Tom Fisher.
Keith Prescott has been parked since 7 a.m. Wednesday morning and is determined to claim a place he'll call home for nine days.
"We've been camping here for 12 years and we just like that spot. It's easy access to get in and out of the management area," Prescott said.
Florida wildlife officials gave quota permits to 500 hunters. The hunters will be allowed into the management area Friday morning at 6 a.m. and can then set up their campgrounds at 8 a.m.