Prince George Went Hunting And People Are Not Happy

The five-year-old attended his very first bird shoot over the weekend.

Prince George is stirring up controversy, and he's only just turned five.

The junior royal spent the last weekend in August with his parents and younger siblings at the Queen’s Scottish estate, Balmoral Castle. It was their reported choice of activity on the short getaway -- grouse shooting -- that's attracting outrage.

According to royal correspondent Emily Andrews, the boy prince accompanied his mother, Her Majesty, Prince Charles and other relatives on his very first hunt for the chicken-like game bird.

Grouse have been hunted for food and sport across the United Kingdom for over 200 years.

While the species have been affected by habitat loss, they are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources as of "least concern."

14th November 1978: Charles, Prince of Wales wearing a Hunting Stewart tartan kilt in the grounds of Balmoral Castle on his 30th birthday. Image: Getty.

Many have taken to Twitter to express their concern and outright disgust at Prince George's involvement in the recent hunt.

Others voiced their lack of issue with the long-established tradition.

The hunting of local wildlife is a long-held pastime enjoyed by the British monarchy, with the tradition stretching back over centuries, so one thing's for sure, this ain't gonna George's last rodeo... we'd better get used to it.

Feature image: Getty.