My GF works up there all the time, she also did her masters in that area (Utikima Lake area) and may have had an experience there, but we will never know as she didn’t see anything. She works near Red Earth Creek often as well. She often works alone, and I am always hoping she doesn’t run into any dangerous animals (especially these ones for obvious reasons).
It seems North of Slave Lake would be a great area for taking a look around. It is mostly untouched wilderness up there.