Agnes Hailstone Wiki: Tattoo Meaning, First Husband, Children, Net Worth

Agnes Hailstone was born in 1972 born in Noorvik, Alaska. She is 45 years old in 2017. Agnes Hailstone was born the same year that hurricane Agnes hit the United States on June 14, 1972. At the time, it was the worst hurricane to hit the US in recorded history. Is it a coincidence or was Agnes named after the hurricane?

Agnes Hailstone’s Husbands

Agnes Hailstone was in a relationship with a man whose surname was Carter prior to marrying Hailstone. What happened to Agnes Hailstone’s first husband? Unfortunately, we do not know much about Agnes’s first marriage, except that she has a child from Carter, a son named Douglas J Carter.

Agnes Hailstone’s second husband Chip Hailstone (Edward V Hailstone) is 48 years old. He was born in 1969. Chip and Agnes Hailstone met in Noorvik around 29 years ago, circa 1988. Chip Hailstone lived in Kalispell, Montana prior to moving to Alaska.

Hailstone’s Children

Agnes is mother to five children with Chip Hailstone: daughters Tinmiaq, Iriqtaq, Mary, Caroline and Qutan. She has an older son Douglas (Doug) Carter and a younger son Jon Hailstone from her first marriage.

Doug is in his early thirties. He is married to Gloria Iyatunguk, they have five kids together. Douglas (Doug) Carter hunts for a living. He and his family live in Deering, AK.

Jon Hailstone also has his own family and is also an accomplished hunter.

Iriqtaq Hailstone is 20 years old. She was very athletic at school, and graduated in 2015. Iriqtaq lives in Ambler, a town on the north bank of the Kobuk River. She is in college. In 2016, Iriqtaq gave birth to a son she named Wade at Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage. Agnes’s daughter had to travel so far because of high-risk pregnancy (Hailstone was diagnosed with preeclampsia). Everything turned out alright.

Mary Hailstone, as a freshman was captain of the basketball team.

Hailstones’ younger daughters still attend Noorvik High School, Noorvik, AK. That is why the Hailstones have to stay in Noorvik during the winters, and move to camps in the spring and summer,

Agnes Hailstone Wiki

Culture: Agnes is native Inupiaq born and raised in Alaska. She comes from a big Alaskan family.

Age: The inspirational hunter is 45 years old in 2017; she was born in 1972 in Noorvik, Alaska.

Agnes Hailstone tattoo meaning: What the tattoo on Agnes’s chin stands for? Chin “stripes” are often stripes are tattooed as part of the ritual of maturity in Eskimo women, a signal that a woman has reached puberty. It was believed thin lines indicate that the girl does not laugh and fool around too much, and is serious and hard working.

Hailstone’s locations include: Kotzebue, AK; Hotham Peak Dr, Noorvik, AK; Deering, AK.

Business: Agnes Hailstone used to be the principal in Hailstones’ company Caribou Arts and Adventures, now inactive.

Agnes Hailstone net worth: Hailstones are subsistence hunters. They hunt for survival and though they do sell some of Agnes’ handicrafts, much of their economy is barter. Hardly do they get a chance to amass assets.

Agnes Hailstone’s Rifle: Agnes shoots a Mosin Nagant on the hunting trips, a five-shot, bolt-action military rifle developed by the Russian Imperial Army from 1882 to 1891. Effective firing range‎: ‎500 m (550 yards).

Knife: Agnes’s knife is called Ulu. An ulu (English: “woman’s knife”) is an all-purpose knife used by Inuit, Yupik, and Aleut women. It’s used for skinning and cleaning animals, cutting hair, cutting food, and even trimming blocks of snow used to build an igloo.

Many parts of Agnes Hailstone biography remain a mystery. We don’t even know Agnes Hailstone maiden name.

Agnes Hailstone’s Mother

Agnes has lost her mother, brother and her brother’s girlfriend into the ice. Agnes has been teaching her children what she has been taught by her mother.

We don’t know much about Agnes Hailstone’s mother, but we do know that her husband’s mother, Mary Lois Hailstone is 69 years old and lives in Sitka, Alaska. Prior to moving to Alaska, she lived in Polson, Montana with her husband and Chip’s father Daniel Franklin Hailstone.

Agnes’s Life Below Zero

Most of her time Agnes spends on Alaska’s Kobuk River, nineteen miles north from the Arctic Circle. The family lives off the land, in accordance with Eskimo traditions. Agnes Hailstone and her family became famous thanks to Life Below Zero – popular documentary television series which illustrates the daily activities of subsistence hunters in remote parts of Alaska.

Agnes Hailstone has captured the viewers with her exceptional skill in hunting, including hunting for Oogruk, Alaska’s largest ice seal species, off the remote Kotzebue sound. Her husband and eldest children often help her, although it appears that her husband Chip Hailstone cannot have a gun.

Agnes’s interaction with her children while teaching them the old ways, honor, respect, survival and subsistence living is a true inspiration. She is a great role model as a mother and spouse, and a credit to her people.


  • Craig J Blomgren on

    I really enjoy watching”life below 0″ and find your families part the best. You are a great team! I’m very impressed with the camping while hunting in the extremely cold temperatures. The drama stuff (stuck snowmobile, with hairline crack in fuel drum” seams instigated by film crew. Your family and your way of life is envy worthy, and very respectful​. So nice to see in these times.

    Love with prayers, Craig and Tammy

    hope any tv drama has not jinxed your lovely family.


    • Bertha on

      I must say that your comment is one of the most ignorant comments I have read. Saying the film crew would intentionally sabotage their fuel tank/line making their only mode of transportation unusable is ignorant and insulting to anyone who has a functioning brain. They could freeze to death or get severely injured if what you’re insinuating is true, which it’s not. It would be similar to cutting the brake line on someone’s car on any reality tv show. Seriously, don’t make accusations that are clearly made up. Turn off your computer and crawl out of your mama’s basement and get a life. I rarely, if ever comment because I have better things to do but your comment was just too insulting to let go. Have a nice day.


      • Jean Clark on

        Dear Bertha and others,

        I too have never written a reply to a post, but your post is the exception. You need to research before you react.

        Had you done any research, you would find that the producer on the Sue Akins (?sp) part of the show made her do things that she did not want to do. All in the name of a better show. Things that at the time I wondered why she was being so foolish. I later found it was the producer that madealt her do them.

        Some for instances:

        1. Her snowmobile accident. She didn’t want to do the shot because of the danger. He made her do it. Then when she had the accident, wouldn’t let one of the crew help her. All of that pain and suffering she went through and the loss of business, food, and appliances was all caused by the producer.
        2. When she said she would gut the caribou then take it back and butcher it where it was warmer. Next thing she is out there, in below zero temperature, butchering the caribou. I was yelling at her, why are you doing that. Her hands were covered with blood and she was in so much pain.
        3. Her face was uncovered and she was about frostbitten because the producer wanted to see her face.

        These are just three things, there were others. She has a law suit against them.

        I would like and all of the other people that write bad comments about what you see on this “documentary reality-based series” that not everything you see is true 100% reality.

        I am not saying that the crew or producer on the Hailstones’ portion of the show sabotaged the equipment. I am saying that not all producers are above staging reality for a more dramatic show. There may be awards or something like that for them to strive for. That or maybe they just have big egos.

        I don’t necessarily like everything I see, but I am not going to lambast these people for what they are doing to survive.

        We can go to the store and buy our groceries and it doesn’t cost a small fortune. When my husband realizes that he is out of dog food or milk, he can just hop in the car, drive a few miles, and get it.

        In the areas where Life Below Zero is filmed, they have to plan sometimes a year or more in advance to get what they need.

        Ages catches fish. When she gets home she gets on the village radio system and tells people she has fish to trade and tells them what she needs. That is the barter system. That is how trade happened for years before we had money.

        When Sue’s generator broke down. She had to pay $1,000 for this little bleeder screw to be delivered. Thank God she had the money to pay for the unexpected expense. The Hailstones don’t have a camping and fuel business to make money for these expenses. They can’t afford the fancy new guns with scopes so Agnes doesn’t have to take so many shots.

        I wish people would just watch the show and take the good lessons, great scenery, and all the other teachings and quit harping on the bad. I was taught, “If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all.”

        I would like to see all of these people that complain, that the Hailstones kill all of these caribou at one time and get them when they are crossing the river, try living off of the land. Remember that if you don’t find something to eat you go hungery.

        I wish I could live a simpler life. I thought their lives seemed so simple. Then when I realized what it really takes to live their life, I realized I already have a simple lifestyle. Just the thought of not having to live on the grid and nother needing a lot of money so appealing. I would love to be able to go shoot my meat that has lived free and natural.

        But since I am 62, have trouble walking, don’t have the strength to hold a gun up (I could shoot from my hip like the Rifleman) and probably wouldn’t last a day without the medications that keep me going. All I can do is live vicariously through the wonderful brave men, women, and children that are on this and other similar shows.

        Sorry for rambling on. I had read another remarks on another site prior to this site. Also, if I have missed any spelling or auto correct mistakes.

        I love this show. Once I realized that it was not all just documenting their lives I was extremely disappointed.


        • Bbp on

          Any gun enthusiast will tell you a mosin is a damn fine rifle, she just can’t shoot for shit.


  • Doug Baker on

    We as a family really enjoy the program. Awaiting season 5 with great anticipation and wonderment.Gooooooo Agnes…we love her leadership.


    • Andy on

      Love this program I watch as many episodes as I can and eagerly await new next one in the series its very interesting to see all seasons and aspects of life in Alaska


  • Wendy on

    Absolutely love the show. It’s great to see people living,loving and learning our beautiful wilderness. I admire all of you, I could never survive out there. I don’t like being cold.. God bless you and your family.
    I wish I knew real hunters, I am 56 yrs old,with the same feather pillow from my childhood hood,which has lost most if it’s feathers,if I knew a true hunter replacing the feathers would be easily assessable.


    • Eva Malone on

      I’m sure Wendy that no matter where you live if you advertised in the local paper or Craigslist you would probably find several duck Hunters who would gladly trade you the feathers rather than having to do them themselves. Plucking a duck is not hard work and it would be an easy way to get the free feathers for your pillow. In fact if you wanted you could probably make more pillows. Maybe even start a company selling down pillows. The Stars the limit


      • Super Honky on

        I don’t think duck feathers are used to make pillows. Down is used which comes from a goose.


  • Khalidah on

    I love Agnes Hailstone. Beautiful family. Stay Blessed. If she ever comes to Los Angeles to visit, then I want to meet her.


  • Gail Wyatt on

    I love this program; My favorite would be Chip and Agnes, they are both great hunters and parents. Next would be Sue; she is certainly a driven hard working women and a lot of courage. I hate that they risk her life and well being in the snow mobile wreck, it just wasn’t right. The one person I have problems with is Andy; though he is a very capable person; he never gave Kate any credit for anything. He deserves to live by himself. I wish Kate the best.


  • Arthur Thomas Farrell on

    I have been watching the show now for a long time. I love watching Chip make things out of nothing..The Hailstones have a wonderful family. It’s easy to see that Agnes is Queen…keep up the great work… love the show


  • Gitte Johnsrud Ozgowicz on

    I love this program!!! The Hailstones and Sue, my favorites 🙂 like watching the others as well, but of course like most of the things in life, we have our favorites 😉


  • nanna bock on

    Love the show. Am also a big fan of the Hailstones and I admire their survival skills.
    Actually, I admire all the participants for their quest for life and their ability to survive.


  • Les on

    This show is totally the best ever! Watch out Chip, if you ever take your eyes off Agnes… Then I’m coming for her. Lol


  • AshyLarry on

    Love the Hailstones. YEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!


  • Mike on

    Love the show!, I live in New Zealand and see a lot of similarities between our or two countries, if I ever get over to Alaska I’m coming to see the Hailstones,
    Take it easy


  • Danny on

    I regret my suspicions over the Hailstones as parents, but I must adnit that their kids seem well. The girls are athletes! Maybe only Chip is the real suspect, and not Agnes. Oh well, from the lower 48, I am prepared and willing to be proven wrong. From my insanely comfortable point of view, I accept that I have little right to comnent.


  • Vincent on

    I think Agnes is sexy as hell. I am usually attracted to women more feminine but watching her hunt, mother her children all while respecting and loving her husband. Whatt!!! I am ready to move to Alaska.


  • Iain Milne on

    Hi Folks,
    Here in Scotland we do not often get new content, but new episodes that have been made from recutting old stuff and splicing it all together. I have lost count of the number of times. I have seen Sue Aitken having her accident with her Snow Machine. On Monday night this week, I watched her install an extra oil tank for her heating. Saw this twice last year! Lots of things wrong with the show, but I still love it and watch each old and supposed new episode as they appear on Sky TV. By the way we never saw the breakup of the couple whose house was devastated by the Yukon Spring breakup, but suddenly she was gone and then Kate was back in a couple of episodes. Last night was Yurt building and the comment was it was needed so he had a workshop for his tools to allow him to finish building his house.

    As I have said I love the programme and do not miss any, but just get confused>


    • Bertha on

      Kate left him because she said he was constantly yelling at her. I don’t believe they were legally married (contract). In an article I read she said she was tired of his yelling, especially seeing him do it on tv was the straw that broke the camels back. I can’t blame her at all because even tho he is a talented builder and farmer, he treated her like crap.


  • ELLY on

    just started watching the show and absolutely love It Can’t wait for the next season . All the cast are great especially sue What a great woman and the hailstones are a beautiful family would love to meet the one day , bit far from Australia Ps didn’t like andy much bit to aggressive for me


  • Rachel Reyes on

    My husband and I love this show! We’ve watched them all on Netflix and adore all the people on it. Just amazing to watch their way of life .Much respect!! We hope to make it out to Alaska one day.


  • Jorie on

    Speaking up for Andy:
    This is not anti-Kate, just pro-Andy:

    Look at his many skills, his work ethic, endurance, and brain. He builds with ingenuity and precision. He has immense knowledge about the land, seasons, animals, growing crops, fishing, hunting, trapping, tools, repairs. He has built a whole village of buildings and services by himself. He is brilliant.

    There are many roles in any one adult life, and people are often better at one role than another. Andy may have lost his marriage, but his ability as a builder of survival tools is brilliant. Be objective.


  • Diane on

    Why did Chip have to go to jail for 15 months? So sad to leave his wife and girls!


    • Lynda N. on

      Wanted to see Agnes soar with Chip gone. I like Chip but wanted to see all of her abilities on her own. I am 65 and want to be her when I grow…seriously she is awesome and a true insperation. Go Agnes!!


    • Bertha on

      He was convicted of perjury. Started when his daughter go into a fight and her boyfriend pulled a knife on someone. All arrested. The next day Chip and his wife go to police station to pick up their daughter and yell at police officers. Then Chip accuses police officers of many lies. There are witnesses other than police to his lies. After years of court hearings and eventually a trial he was found guilty of being a liar. For anyone else asking about why he doesn’t carry a gun, other than an old one he loads with powder is because of his history and convictions. He is not allowed to legally carry a gun other than like the one I stated above. He has a documented history of being a hot headed liar. You can read the detailed court documents online if you want further details.


    • Bertha on

      He went to jail because he was convicted of perjury (lying) after years of court hearings and eventually a trial, he was convicted and is now serving his sentence. You can read the court documents online if you want further details. He can’t carry a gun other than he one he loads with gun powder because of his previous convictions (in addition to the perjury conviction). He has a temper and is a known liar.


  • Tzama52 on

    Awesome show LOVE IT


  • Deborah Cotton on

    Love the show especially Sue and Agnes. Thwy are tremendous women. Am so sorry about Chip and hope he comes back.


    • Bertha on

      Chip made his own bed and has to lay in it for now. Convicted of perjury. Read court documents online if you want further details. Ever wonder why he can’t carry a gun other than the one he has to load with gun powder? Past convictions.


    • jo on

      I watched the new season show. where is Agnes?


  • Rachel on

    Hi Wendy,

    My husband is a duck hunter and will gladly supply you with lots of feathers for your pillow. In exchange, could you please supply some whale fat? We like to use it in our dog’s smoothies. You do not need to be an experienced hunter to scoop a whale out of the water; simply a strong pair of hands at your local pond.


  • Hal Jackson on

    Love this show and especially the Hailstones. Agnes is a credit and great role model for all of us.

    I hope this series continues for years !


  • Barbara on

    Love the show, but Sue needs to stop talking in the third person.LOL


  • Merv on

    Andy is a horrible person. He treats Kate like dirt. She left him because of the abuse she suffered from him. It doesn’t state whether it was emotional or physical abuse but judging what I have seen of the man he has a foul temper and if he treats her the way he does with a film crew present I can’t imagine how he treated her when they were alone. He looks like he likes a drink and I can see him being a belligerent, violent drunk and I reckon he beat her physically. And that’s why she left him. She is very bitter about he way Nat Geo treated her (read her Facebook posts) and I find it despicable that they continued to have Andy on the show. I have watched the entire series three times up to and including all season (including Season 9) and I fast forward through the Andy segments because I really don’t like the small, pigeon toed bully.


  • Judy on

    I just started binge-watching this series. I love it. I think Agnes is the bomb. I’m all caught up now.


  • Anonymous on

    If i was going to have a wife and live off the grid i would want Agnes for a wife , she is a trooper ,a great mother,teacher and wife,i just Love her


  • Marsha on

    Chip, Agnes and all the children are awesome !!! Agnes is such a roll model for her girls. She ‘rocks’!!!! I think this family is the best part of the show, hands down!!! They need their own hour long show. I can’t get enough of them. I would love to see more of the oldest girl’s life. Surprise to hear that she has a child. Actually it would be nice to see more of ALL the girls. They all show such respect for their parents and that is really really special.



    NICE SHOW! I started watching it. Recently and I love, all the people on the show are amazing apart from that old dude that often yells at
    His wife .LOVE the Hailstones especially AGNES AND CHIP AND the other guy that lives alone in chandalar. Realy want to visit the hailstones one day and participate in the show.


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