I doubt the disturbance of harvesting a buck, retrieving it, etc., caused deer to leave the area where you hunt.
Rather, I suspect local food sources have changed, etc. Consider what’s changed in the area such as acorns falling, crops harvested, timber being cut, etc. Deer rarely leave their home range even with highways, being built, etc. I’d scout the area and look for fresh sign and move the trail cameras to another location.
November 9, 2015