Moment after, his strike partner, Nathaniel Pinney, then squandered an even better chance when he snuck in behind the Margate defence but couldn’t find the target.
Margate also squandered a golden opportunity in the first half as Tarik Moore-Azille hit a close range effort straight into the arms of Lewis Carey.
The hosts burst into life in the second half as Dean Morgan surged from deep, seeing his left footed effort flash past the post.
Two minutes later, Margate went one better in fantastic fashion. Cutting in from the left wing, Jackson thumped an unstoppable effort into the far corner, his third goal in the past two home games.
The two sides exchanged chances as Morgan and Jackson narrowly missed extending their team’s lead, while Pinney curled narrowly over the top for the visitors.
With Margate looking set to seal consecutive home wins, Hare ruined their hopes as he tore down the right before finding the net off the far upright to seal a point.
Margate: Miles, Hamilton, Seesegnon, Evans, Moore-Azille, Swift, Jackson, Rogers, Gueye, Morgan (Ngamvoulou 78), Martin (Akindayini 87).
Subs not used: Tumwa, Pajetat, McFarlane.
Margate Man of the Match: Ira Jackson