Once You Spook a Buck, He’ll Book It
Again, the mysticism surrounding “wise” or “cunning” big bucks is mostly just that. Bucks that get spooked aren’t heading for a different zip code.
In fact, studies show that the more pressure bucks encounter, the more the tend to confine their movements to core areas.
The reason you may not see him again is that he may stay even closer to his bedding area and/or restrict his movements in the daylight.
Hunting pressure can cause deer to be more leery in the daylight hours, preferring to move under the cover of night.