Chip Hailstone Biography
|Date of Birth:||1969|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 8 Inch|
|Birth Name||Chip Hailstone|
|Married to||Agnes Hailstone|
Chip Hailstone is a hunter, trapper, reality TV personality, harvester, and crafter as well. Hailstone is better known for his appearance in the reality show ‘Life Below Zero’ on the National Geographic network. The show illustrates the daily and seasonal activities of subsistence hunters when they hunt for food in the remote area of Alaska. She was sentenced to 15 months in Anchorage Correctional Complex as of July 2017.
Hailstone is married to his girlfriend Agnes Hailstone for more than 25 years and has seven children. The family of nine currently resides near the Kobuk River in Noorvik.
Early Life And Professional Career Of Chip Hailstone
Chip Hailstone was born Edward V Hailstone in 1969, in Kalispell, Montana, US. As a child, he used to hunt and go fishing in his hometown of Kalispell. Regarding his ethnicity, Hailstone is of White-American ethnicity and holds American nationality.
During his late teens, 19 years old to be exact, which would be in 1988, Hailstone visited Alaska. As fate would have it, Chip’s visit soon turned into an unplanned permanent stay in Noorvik, a small city of roughly 700 inhabitants.
Over 25 years, Hailstone came to visit Alaska from Kalispell, and he never looked back. He had no plan to stay there, but the chance to hunt and craft appealed to him. At that time, he met his wife, fellow hunter Anges, a native of Alaska. Currently, he spends his life along with his family.
Hailstone is a skilled hunter and uses his antique rifle as well as rocks to hunt in this remote area. He has been hunting, fishing, gathering raw material, skinning, harvesting, tanning, and crafting for the past two decades.
Hailstone is also one of the cast members of the reality series ‘Life Below Zero,’ on the National Geographic Channel. The show follows him and his family who make their living in remote areas of Alaska.
Chip Hailstone's Net Worth, Salary, And Body Measurements
Chip Hailstone is one of the skilled trapper, hunter, fisher, and is also reality television personality. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chip and his wife Agnes have an estimated net worth of $100K, as of June 2018.
They also use parts of the animals like skin, teeth, and bones to make arts and crafts to sell which is also the major part of his net worth. They are followed on the reality series, ‘Life Below Zero,’ aired on the National Geographic Channel. IMDb has rated the show 8.1 out of 10.
The reality TV personality stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches. Because of tribal and federal hunting legislation of which Chip is bound, he cannot hunt marine mammals as they are reserved only for local natives. While his wife is a tribal member, marriage to her only makes him her husband and nothing more.
Chip Hailstone Legal Troubles
The ‘Life Below Zero’ star Hailstone also faced some serious legal problem in his life. In 2012, he was charged and convicted on two counts of making false statements to police officers and two counts of perjury. Hailstone claimed that a state trooper assaulted his then 17-year-old daughter, Tingmak physically.
According to The Arctic Sounder, Hailstone said in an interview that the topper placed his daughter into a submissive hold when she stretched her arm out. And later he filed an appeal for his perjury convictions for a restraining order for his daughter. In another interview with The Bristol Bay Times, he said,
“Really, I’m just looking forward to getting this dropped,”
He further added
“The anxiety for the past two years has been nuts, especially for Tinmiaq [daughter] and Agnes. I can’t wait until that’s gone,”
As a result, he wasn't able to become the part of the show’s premiere at the time and his family hunted without him.
In another incident, Hailstone claimed that someone pointed a rifle at his daughter. As of July 2017, he spent 15 months in jail in the Anchorage Correctional Complex.
Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, And Children
Chip Hailstone is a married man and has seven children. He has been married to Inupiaq native of Alaska, girlfriend, Agnes Hailstone for more than 25 years. They started their affair when Chip came to visit Alaska from Kalispell for the first time over 25 years ago. The couple has seven children-five daughters, Tinmiaq Hailstone, Iriqtaq Hailstone, Mary Hailstone, Carolina Hailstone, and Qutan Hailstone. He has also two sons-Douglas Hailstone and Jon Hailstone, from her previous marriage with Carter.
Their daughter Iriqtaq has done her high schooling in the year 2015. She and her younger sister Mary were also heavily involved in sports during their school. She also became her team's basketball captain in her freshman year.
The couple first met in Alaska, after Chip moved there from Kalispell, Montana. The couple, along with seven children, lives a traditional Inupiaq subsistence lifestyle in Noorvik, a small town with a total population that’s less than 700 people. The below video describes his controversial life.
The entire family participates in hunting, fishing, harvesting, and crafting the animal remains to trade and barter. Hailstone along with his family hunt bear, bison, caribou, wolf, fox, wolverine, walrus, fish, waterfowl, even whale, and seal.
The Hailstones are among the 6 families whose lifestyles are documented in the National Geographic reality TV series Life Below Zero.