Fred the ale would be great! However I think it might be more appropriate to celibrate the demise of a New England Rodent with a New England cider.
This one comes to mind.
Now the hide should not go to waste. I understand Sensei Mattson has recently spoken out against heavy weight training gear that is adorned with excessive patches. Well as luck would have it marmot leather is very thin..a great weight for summer.
Now I know that a true warrior in days of old just painted blue tattoos on the body and went into battle naked. This struck fear in the hearts of his opponets. Unfortunately in these days of political correctness public nudity is frowned upon. I know I know whats a warrior to do!
Well one could compromise and turn the rodent into a loin cloth. Not only will this be more politically correct it will also please Sensei as you'll show up at camp with something cool and comfortable to train in...and there's not much room for crests on a woodchuck hide.
Now dispatching the irritating little critter won't be any trouble at all. But we will require a woman with a good set of choppers to chew on the hide.
Yes Yes I know we could just scrape and salt the hide, but this produces a very hard tough peice of leather, fine for body armour but not very comfortable.
I believe given the nature of the proposed garment the leather should be as soft possible so it should well chewed and smoked.
I also recommend that we drink whisky while your women chews and smokes the hide. An ale is great but this is a long process and I fear if that if we drink too many ales your backside will grow to large and your loin cloth will not fit.
This will result in my having to harvest another wee beastie, more ales and more ,chewing.
While this isn't a great deal of hardship on our part you will find that a women only was so many hides in her.
Eventually their teeth wear away and they are unable to soften your leather, you will have to find a new women.
So if we drink ale your life may become an endless cycle of drinking ale and looking for women.....you know kind of like when we were single!