Edward V Hailstone, otherwise known as Chip Hailstone, is an American subsistent hunter and TV Personality, well-known for his appearance on the Hunters’ series show “Life Below Zero.” He is married to Agnes Hailstone, born on June 14, 1972, in the United States of America: a native of Alaskan Eskimo and a member of the Inupiat Tribe.
|Edward V Hailstone
|Date of birth
|March 8, 1969
|54 years old
|United States of America
|Daniel Franklin Hailstone
|Mary Lois Hailstone
|Naturalist and educator
Chip Hailstone Biography
Chip Hailstone was born Edward V Hailstone on March 8, 1969, in his home country, the United States of America, and he was 54 years old. He celebrates his birthday on March 8, so his zodiac or birth sign is Aries. Then again, he has a White Caucasian ethnic background.
And speaking of backgrounds, Chip Hailstone was born and raised in Kalispell, Montana, the United States, by his working-class parents, Daniel Franklin Hailstone (father) and Mary Lois Hailstone (mother). He has a brother named Willie who was involved in a sled accident that resulted in him breaking his wrist. According to a report on the internet, Chip started learning the tricks and trade of hunting during his early years and would later start hunting after he moved to Alaska in 1988 at nineteen.
Chip Hailstone Education
Chip Hailstone had his elementary and high school education in local schools in Kalispell, where he’d obtained his elementary school graduate certification and a high school diploma. Upon graduating high school, he proceeded to one of the prestigious Universities in the US, where he obtained his first degree (Bachelor’s degree).
Chip Hailstone Career, Life Below Zero
Reports say Edward V Hailstone started hunting at nineteen when he came to Alaska in 1988. Before he visited Alaska, however, Chip Hailstone had taken an interest in the trade and tricks of hunting.
In 2013, Chip became one of the cast members of the famed US-based Nat Geo reality TV show “Life Below Zero” upon its inception in 2013. Accordingly, the show captures Chip and his family’s lifestyle. And speaking of that, Chip has appeared in about 129 episodes until it went on a break in 2020 due to covid. The series continued from the following year 2021, till 2022 and is now in the 20th season with 212 episodes, awaiting renewal for the 21st season. Chip appeared on 131 episodes of the show from 2013 – 2021.
Nat Geo’s reality TV show “Life Below Zero” featured other famous figures, including but not limited to Erik Salitan, Sue Aikens, Glenn Villeneuve, Andy Bassich, Jessi Holmes, and a couple of other figures. In each season of Life Below Zero, six people living in the least populated area of the US battle for the most basic necessities They are faced with harsh weather conditions such as snow storms, and wild carnivores and still have to survive with limited resources.
You can find Chip on Twitter, under the handle, @HailstoneChip, he is not available on Instagram.
Is Chip Hailstone Married? Wife, Kids
Yes, Nat Geo reality TV show cast member, Chip Hailstone, is married. He has been married to his long-term girlfriend, Agnes Hailstone, for over two decades. They have five daughters, having been married for so long. His wife, Agnes, was born in 1972, she is 52 years old and a native-born American from an Alaskan tribe, Inupiaq. Christ met her in Noovrik in 1990, they bonded and later married in 1992.
As it is, Tinmiaq Hailstone, Iriqtaq Hailstone, Mary Hailstone, Caroline Hailstone, and Qutan Hailstone are their daughters’ names. Side by side, Chip’s wife, Agnes Hailstone, has two sons from her previous marriage. Douglas and Jon are the names of her two sons, who are hunters.
According to a report on the internet, Douglas is married to his long-term girlfriend, Gloria Iyatunguk, with whom he has five children. On the other hand, Jon is married with kids.
Chip Hailstone Net worth
Chip Hailstone has an estimated net worth of about $250k thousand. He earns his net worth from his TV personality and hunter career. According to a report on the internet, a cast member of Life Below Zero earns $4,500 per episode.
Chip Hailstone Parents, Age, Birthday, Nationality
Daniel Franklin Hailstone and Mary Lois Hailstone are Edward V Hailstone’s parents. He was 54 years old and celebrated his birthday on March 8, so his zodiac or birth sign is Aries. Then again, he is an American-born American and belongs to a White Caucasian ethnic group. He is originally a native of Kalispell, Montana, in the United States of America. He also has a white skin color and a pair of dark brown-colored eyes.
Chip Hailstone Arrest, Imprisonment
Reports say Chip Hailstone was arrested in 2017 and convicted on one count of providing false information to officers and two counts of perjury. He was, according to reports, incarcerated in the Anchorage Correctional Complex and was supposed to serve a fifteen-month sentence for the charges.
Hailstone, during his conviction, purported that the Alaskan state trooper physically assaulted his then 17-year-old daughter, while trying to talk to him, because according to him, the trooper had a submission hold on his daughter. Moreover, he filed for a restraining order against the airing trooper, but that didn’t have water because he was charged with perjury and sentenced still.
According to the court judgment that sentenced him to a fifteen-month prison term, he would serve about three years in probation after serving his prison term. While this is so, the fans of the Hailstones on the Life Below Zero show felt the court judgment wasn’t right.
Chip Hailstone Net worth
Chip Hailstone’s net worth is an estimated $250,000, with most of his income coming from the reality TV show, Life Below Zero. He made $4,500 per episode of the series which began in 2013 and had 20 seasons and 212 episodes, Chip Hailstone appeared in 131 episodes. Another source of income for Chip is his sale of animal parts and brand promotions. The 21st season (2023) of the Life Below Zero Series is yet to be announced by National Geographic.