This may not be of much help, but on the subject of peanuts, I can tell you they will work as an attractant in the form of peanut butter. Deer must like them in other forms also.
I know from experience that if you mix peanut butter with molasses and put it out for the Deer, it won't last very long. I have used that mixture in the past with my trail cameras to census the Deer herd after the final season is over.
Worked very well.
Hope this was of some help to you.
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