Before you bundle the walking sticks up give them a coat of woodworm oil, then tie them up top to bottom in bundles of 5 or 6 and put them in a airy shed ( a opened sided shed is ideal, a heated workshop is to warm). Each stick maker has ther own way of storing walking sticks, some on there flat and others vertically, the beat way of all is suspending them from the beams of roofs. This lets air around the walking sticks and prevents them from bending and also damp from the ground.
There is a temptation to try the walking sticks before they are ready, if you start work to soon you will risk ruining all the work you have done allready on the walking sticks. Instead be content that they are seasoning and wait until nexk year before you start work on them.
A year has gone by and now it is time to check out your walking sticks, after taking a good look at your collection, if you are any way dissatisfied with any of the walking sticks discard them, its better not to waste time trying to make a good walking sticks from bad walking sticks.