I started bow hunting 3 years ago and I purchased the PSE Stinger package for around $400... but now they are like $300 at Bass Pro. It is a very good bow, and reasonably priced. Not a big fan of paying more than my mortgage payment for a bow. Remember you'll need a good release ($40-$50) and Arrows ($50-$75 for 12) and you'll need broadheads ($25-$40 for 3 of them). Just some added costs that some people don't think about.