Good sugestions so far guys.
Welcome aboard Eric! When you some extra time, stop by the introductions thread and let us know a little more about you.
Now, an answer to your post. Check around for a used double or over under at the smaller gun shops in your area. I have a Stevens Springfield that I picked up for $400 at the archery shop my wife and I frequent about a year ago. The only work I have into It is a replacement butt pad (about $20) and a good cleaning. My step daughter and I both use it for trap and skeet and I use it for phesant during most of my hunts. BTW, she is averaging 24\25 in her trap league. It's the shooter, not the shotgun.
Another good option that is well within your price range is one of the old Mossberg bolt actions. My 185d and ka 20 gauges, and my Kessler 30c 12 gauge are pretty much the most versitile shotguns I own. I can shoot trap in the morning, go afield in the afternoon, twist the choke to a new setting, and hunt anything from duck to deer with the same gun. Brooklyn fats and blueguns also sugested some great options as well. Check out a few and go with what suits your needs best. Good luck and enjoy.
Is it better to do the right thing for the wrong reason, or to do the wrong thing for the right reason? If you do the wrong thing for the right reason, is it still the wrong thing?
Si vis pacem para bellum.
There are two ways of doing something. Right and again.