Went to West yellowstone this weekend to arrow a elk, growing up there I know where they are and thought it would be my best oppertunity to arrow one for the first time. Got into quite a few elk the fist day but couldn't seal the deal. Next morning we parked at a spot where we could split up as my buddy drew a moose tag and is trying to fill that. Were getting ready to go and 2 bulls bugle down where he was going so we headed that way. We went to where we heard the bugles and didnt see anything so I called out and realized they had moved into the new growth pines (bout 10 ft tall). so we get into posistion for a stalk (nothing was coming in to the calls just answering them) and get into the new growth. Were with in 75 yds of where we heard the bugles so I have a arrow knocked and my release on the d loop. Heres where it gets intresting, I forgot my pistol in the truck I took it off when I went into the gas station. I hear this crashing in the trees 40 yards away and my first thought was its a moose because I can see brown and I realize its coming towards us. The griz rounds the tree where we can finally see that its no moose. I know my buddy has a pistol on him so I run around him and hes got the gun out. Thankfully, the griz decided to stop at 15 yards (lasered afterwards) and run away. We sat there for a few minutes not saying anything because we were speachless. After we gathered ourselves we continued to hunt and almost get the elk we were chasing after. First time ive ever been bluff charged, and probablly the most amazing expirence ive ever had in the woods. We hunted later that night and almost got a small 6. Only thing that coulda made this trip better would be filling the freezer. There have been two griz attacks around West, and a dozen or so close encounters so if youre hunting around there be safe.