Still Hunt was created by noted American sculptor Edward Kemeys. In the 1860s, Kemeys worked as an axe-man for the engineering corps preparing to build Central Park. Always delighted with his sightings of wildlife, one day he witnessed a German sculptor engrossed in crafting the head of a wolf at the Central Park Zoo. That moment inspired him to become a sculptor of the wildlife he so admired.
In addition to Still Hunt, Kemeys is famous for sculpting the Hudson Bay Wolves at the Philadelphia Zoo and lions at the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago.