Twin brothers Barry and Gene Wensel were born in DuBois, Pennsylvania on opening day of the 1944 bow season. They were raised in the green mountains of Vermont. Their dad started bowhunting in 1949, so the twins spent most of their childhood time in the outdoors. Bows and arrows have always been a part of their lives. Very few people know they posed for ads in Life, Look and Saturday Evening Post magazines during their Cub Scout years.