Born and raised in Kalispell, Montana, Chip Hailstone is an American hunter best known for his appearance in the popular Emmy award-winning documentary series Life Below Zero.
Just like in the show, his life is also full of drama and adventure. In 2017, he was arrested--what was the reason for his conviction? Is he out of the jail as of 2020? We have all the details here.
Chip Hailstone was born in 1969 to Mary Lois Hailstone and Daniel Franklin Hailstone. He was interested in adventure since childhood and started learning hunting and fishing at an early age. He moved to Alaska at the age of 19, though it was a temporary visit, destiny had different plans for him.
Chip's life changed completely when he met his future wife Agnes and eventually he became the permanent resident of Noorvik, a small but beautiful city.
If we believe the sources, Hailstone’s net worth is estimated to be $125,000 with a $45,000 annual salary.
On the other hand, his wife Agnes Hailstone’s net worth is around $100,000 with a $25,000 annual salary. Life Below Zero not only helped him to achieve a huge name and fame but also helped him to accumulate an impressive income.
Hailstone is married to longtime girlfriend Agnes Hailstone-she is an Inupiaq born in Noorvik. The pair met when were just teenagers. They started off as friends and eventually turned into lovers. Chip actually left his hometown and began living with her in Noorvik.
The couple is blessed with a blissful relationship. No matter whatever was the situation we have always seen them together going strong as a husband and wife.
They have five children together; one son (Tinmiaq Hailstone) and four daughters (Mary, Quatan, Iriqtaq, Carolina Hailstone). Iriataq is at the University at present. She graduated from high school in 2015. She also has a child whose identity has not been revealed yet. Their other daughter Mary is an athlete who served as her school’s basketball team captain.
Agnes also had two children; sons from her first marriage-Jon and Douglas. Both of them are full-time hunters. Douglas is a happily married man. He tied the knot to Gloria Iyatunguk and the couple has five children together. Jon is also a husband and a father.
In July 2011, Chip filed a complaint against Alaska Trooper Christopher Bitz accusing him of assaulting his 17-year-old daughter Tinmiaq. According to the report, “Chip related that the officer held his daughter in a submissive hold after she stretched her hands towards him while talking”.
For the safety of his daughter and family, he filed the restraining order against the topper but he was still found guilty and was ordered to serve three years at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.
As of 2020, he is out of prison and is busy with his show.