That is a unique and very good looking chuck. Just out of curiosity, I would be interested in your effort to have it mounted; in part because about 6 / 7 years ago I asked a local taxidermist if he would mount one for me and he said "Yes" - but the cost would be $425. That's what he said $425, and I laughed out loud because I thought he was kidding. He wasn't.
I have been in contact with a local taxidermist and I will report back on what he needs to have it done. I agree 425 seems high for a woodchuck. I'm thinking it will be in the 300$ range but we will see!
my last years coon i trapped, cost me 475 for a laying mount, and i even included the mantle log i wanted him on. the taxi is one of the guys that comes into my work. 475 is high for coon, cheapest ive seen is 375,
i always had a wanting to learn taxidermy. and when he told me 475 as my mouth hit the floor, then that learning grew!!!!