There are a few sections of public land on Backbone Mountain in Garrett, just east of Turkey Rock and Eagle Rock, that might be worth a look. Real rough in there with piles of boulders and ice damaged trees down everywhere. I hunt some private property around there and cut bear tracks every time I hunt it . . . mostly heading down into the public area.
Not tracking recent changes in the bear law, but private property used to be required . . .
I've seen two smallish bears in Green Ridge in the last ten years or so, one on Town Hill, just south of Mertins, the other down near Highway 51 where Keefer & Purslane come together.
The beatings will continue until morale improves.