I've been in the woods a bit. The only cats I've seen have been native bob cats and a really long long tailed cat that the state tells me is extinct here. I've never seen a house cat in the wood. What I do see...... Hundred of hogs. Last year I got tired of killing them. Also many many Coyotes and Wild dogs. Hogs #1 by far as far as damage. It was Spanish Hogs along with European disease brought by DeSoro that wiped out the native population in North America. It finished the Mound-builders and emptied Kentucky. The tribes encounted in the 17-18 Centuries were a mere remnant compared to the population of the 15th and 16th Centuries. A damn hog will eat any damn thing and they reproduce like ...rats. #2 Canines..... Coyotes Wild Dogs Coyote Wild dog Possibly even wolf hybrids... These are what's wiping out quail. Quail nest together at night a canine will kill every one of them...just for the hell of it. Feral cats are a problem but they are not the problem.