Penaflor's cries led the hunting party to him. They cut poles from trees and affixed their coats to them to fashion a makeshift stretcher to carry him out.
Rescuers met up with the group hours later, as they heaved him up a steep hill. They called a helicopter to ferry him to Ukiah Valley Medical Center.
Hugs and tears
When his family saw him, no one spoke, Jeremy Penaflor said. "Just hugs. And we were in tears."
He released a photograph to the media, showing his father in a hospital bed, smiling and giving a thumbs-up.
No more hunting for now, the son said.
"If he decides to hunt in a couple of years, that's fine. But we joked around and said let's make it a camping trip."
If he goes out again, his son wants to be with him.